Category Archives: african tribal art and weapons

Kaskara sword from the Sudan, crusader style with early German blade

An interesting and early Sudanese sword known as a Kaskara to collectors. The blade is good quality and of European German origin, double edged with a broad centre fuller, each side has two markings each, near the forte underneath the projecting crossguard piece is a small deeply stamped mark which is hard to make out, further down to on side is a large copper alloy or latten inlaid makers mark of Passau or Solingen, an orb and a wolf.The hilt has a steel crossguard, the grip bound with leather and a leather flattened disc pommel. The scabbard covered with leather decorated in places, a band of snakeskin to the sheath opening, two silvered copper hanging mounts and a leather decorated strap. Some age wear and old repairs minor losses to scabbard but overall in good condition for age. 19th century

 

african sword kaskara
early german blade from solingen or passau mounted in Sudanese kaskara straight sword

Sudanese war mace with heavy steel flanges Mahdist War

Very interesting and eyecatching Sudanese war mace with heavy steel flanges. The whole steel flanges, and shaft covered with etched Thuluth magical calligraphy and the mid shaft covered with yellow crocodile hide, used during the Mahdist wars late 19th century. 55 cms. The mahdist forces were finally defeated by the British at Omdurman

 

 

Large Zulu War Axe, Danakil Somalian Spears for sale

Newly aquired, two fine Danakil tribe Spears from Somalia with leaf shaped steel blades and shafts, A large Sotho/Swazi or Nguni Zulu War axe, robust iron triangular blade with wire wrapped head.  Fine African Arms and armour from ashoka arts!