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NORTH AFRICAN DESERT, 1850 - 1870, BERBER TRIBES DAGGER

North African 1850-1878 Berber tribes dagger

Through the vast expanse of the great North African Sands, of the 19th century roamed the Arab tribes of various names. This nomadic life was portrayed in films such as "Lawrence of Arabia", along with their native dress , and weaponry. One such tribe were the  "Berbers". This "belt" dagger is of Berber origin, dating to the mid 19th century. It has a 12 inch curved blade, with an intricately decorated bone handle, with brass( maybe gold) wire inlays. The wrappings are an extremely fine braided cording, probably of rawhide or Camel skin. It comes with it's ORIGINAL red colored Camel skin sheath. The blade is very sharp and fine, showing no signs of sharpening or metal loss.

12" curved blade on Berber dagger with camel skin sheath

A very interesting knife, from a bygone era, evoking images of the Foreign Legion, and the mysteries of the Desert.  PRICE $200

 

 

 

original scabbard with North African dagger

ORIGINAL SCABBARD

belt dagger of Berber origin with decorated bone handel

 

FEBRUARY 29, 2020

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