Tuareg Dagger (Senegal)

Code:  AN11

A dagger from the Tuareg tribe of Northern Africa.  The blade is diamond shaped, hand forged and well-sharpened on a double edge.  The ricasso is covered with decorated brass, with a brass anchor guard and triangular copper panels, front and back. 

The grip is a dark octagon wood with alternating aluminum and black mastic rings.  The wood sheath is covered with tooled maroon leather and a brass base that has geometric patterns and the green coloration symbolizing tribal leadership.  A brass band below the throat retains a double looped aluminum band to attach to a belt.

Read more about the Tuareg tribe of Northern Africa.