#1
Hi guys. I bought a old african sword at a market later this day and the seller didnt know anything about it only that its from africa.

Does anybody know how old is it? Its looks old the blade is really worn.
Its hardly any edge on it. Thanks for the help


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#2
I would take it to an expert that can see it with his/her own eyes. 'Cause I'd be damned if any of us know.


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#3
I knew a pretty good sword expert, unfortunately he jumped off a cliff earlier today
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#4
This looks like a job for ANTIQUE ROADSHOW!!
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#8
Nice, but it pales in comparison to the best sword of all time:



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I knew a pretty good sword expert, unfortunately he jumped off a cliff earlier today

I was gonna make that joke
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#14
I teach sword combat and know some weapon history but I am not a swords expert however. I can tell you thought that it is not an extremely old sword based on the design. Not a sword of leaders or mercenary, but likely a hunter's machete. The scabbard and handle design tells me it is could be from West African. I would have to get a better look for better clarification.
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#15
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I was gonna make that joke


lol I saw it too.
Good reference lol.

TS: Doesn't look very old at first glance, but yes, a sword expert might know.
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#16
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This is the non-guitar part of the forum, bro.


Lol I know I was just pointing out if he wants help he should go somewhere where they specialise in swords to get actual useful answers.
#17
Damn I thought you meant the band "The Sword".

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#20
out of curiosity why of all places did you come to the pit for this?
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#21
Looks like the letter opener somebody swiped from my desk last year.
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#22
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Looks like the letter opener somebody swiped from my desk last year.


Odd, it looks quite like the knife I used to butter my bagels that was suspiciously missing last time I went for it...
#23
Hard to tell, doesn't look very cutting edge to me.
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Hard to tell, doesn't look very cutting edge to me.



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#25
Maybe its just an african machete?



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This is the non-guitar part of the forum, bro.

your point?
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