Collectible Fine Vintage Algerian (berber) Sword Flyssa 19th Century
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Collectible Fine Vintage Algerian (berber) Sword Flyssa 19th Century:
A fine full-size Flyssa sword - the traditional edged weapon of the Kabyles, a Berber tribe of Algeria, produced in the 19th century. This weapon has a blade widen gradually around the point of percussion, which enhances cutting ability topped with typical chain mail armor-piercing sting ray shaped acute point.
The blade (35” long) is richly decorated with chiseled patterns and fine brass inlay.
The traditional hilt has no guard and the junction between blade and hilt is made by a metal bolster. The distal part of the hilt is of wood covered with brass, decorated with repoussé and chasing, and has a characteristic downturned projection forming the snout of a stylized animal head at the 'pommel' end (though the pommel and gripare made in as a single piece).
Overall, the condition of the sword is excellent. No scabbard.
A nice intact example of the ethnographicbladed weapon!
. Condition is Used.