sword sword  
sword
TAKOUBA SWORD
North Africa
Silver with Leather Sheath
Blade/Handle
h. 37 3/8 in., w. 3 7/8 in.
Sheath
h. 31 9/16 in., w. 2 1/4 in.
Whole Knife
h. 37 1/2 in., w. 3 7/8 in.

Gift of Paul J. Bennett
1990
BC90.4.028

Sword, Leather Sheath. This is a Tuareg sword called a Takouba.  The Tuareg (also called the blue men of the desert) are from the Sahara desert which is in North Africa.

This sword was collected by the Burmese scholar, John P. Bennett