African Mandingo Sword

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An authentic sword of the Mandingo (or Mandinka) people of West Africa, the scabbard and handle of this sword require attention for the piece to live up to its full potential. While the leather of the handle is loose on the tang, the blade sheaths nicely into its scabbard. Despite the losses to the leather the sword remains an interesting decorative piece and the Mandingo ethnicity has a rich history that reaches even the shores of North America and the Caribbean.


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