It is still impressive to see how the blades of Takuba are sharp and flexible and should have been very efficient. (A nice French movie in which you an see Tuaregs and Takubas is "Fort Saganne" starring Gérard Depardieu). Grip and guard are iron covered with decorated leather. Scabbard is strong decorated leather. The blade has slight movement.The 2 leather straps of the scabbard were cut and are missing (see picture 6). The blade does not fill completely the scabbard (see picture 7).
Length 103cm (40 1/2 in). Length without scabbard 103cm (40 1/2 in).
Blade length 88cm (34 3/8 in). Weight 1120gr (39,5 oz). Weight without 831gr (29,3 oz). Don't hesitate to have a look at my other items, a lot starting at 0.99USD. For any questions, feel free to ask.The item "Antique Islamic Tuareg takuba sword (sabre) North Africa late 19th Early 20th" is in sale since Monday, November 21, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\1784-1860\Original Period Items". The seller is "1192mathieu" and is located in Lyon. This item can be shipped worldwide.