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A wide bladed Hausa or Nupe takouba with a native blade and superb brass hilt. Private collection - ©Iain Norma

A wide bladed Hausa or Nupe takouba with a native blade and superb brass hilt.

A silvered hilt with European blade. This large sword from the Sahel has motifs on the guard that seem to depict slave shackles. Private collection - ©Iain Norma

A silvered hilt with European blade. This large sword from the Sahel has motifs on the guard that seem to depict slave shackles.

A unique takouba sword with an old blade remounted with a new steel forte. Brass guard with red and green cloth underneath for visual effect and a round decorative protrusion on one side also of brass. Private collection - ©Iain Norman

A unique takouba sword with an old blade remounted with a new steel forte. Brass guard with red and green cloth underneath for visual effect and a round decorative protrusion on one side also of brass.

A simple, village grade takouba sword of local manufacture with brass pommel. Private collection - ©Iain Norman

A simple, village grade takouba sword of local manufacture with brass pommel.

A wide bladed takouba sword, likely from the Nupe or Hausa people. Private collection - ©Iain Norman

A wide bladed takouba sword, likely from the Nupe or Hausa people.

Old takouba sword, European blade decorated with astral motifs. Private collection - ©Iain Norman

Old takouba sword, European blade decorated with astral motifs.