Object Record

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Collection Reuel B. Pritchett Museum Collection
Donor Petcher, Paul W.
Catalog Number 56.1.026
Description Handmade African sword in a decorated brown leather scabbard. Sword is hand-beaten from an old saw. Metal bands and caps on scabbard are made from tin cans. Hilt is metal. Goat hide leather on scabbard is tooled and painted with black highlights. Braided rope shoulder straps are attached to the scabbard. One rope is black. Another rope is braided red, green, and black. The third rope is braided red and blue. Two large colorful tassels are attached to the rope. Tassels are mostly red. They also have blue, white, black and orange threads. One has a blue knob on top and the other has a burgundy knob on top.
Material Cloth, Leather, Metal
Place of Origin Africa
Dimensions H-2 W-17.5 L-27 inches