Senegal Daggers


Codes AN33, AN34, AN35  (Left to Right)

A matched set of three daggers from Senegal, West Africa, displayed on a shield of wood for hanging on the wall.  Date circa 1900; the daggers were brought to England by a British soldier or traveller to the area.

The three daggers are in mint condition with highly detailed decorations.  The blades remain extremely sharp.  The hiilts are made of bone, to be identified. The daggers show the influence Iberian-Moorish designs, brought south as trade between Europe and this part of Africa flourished around 1900.

These Senegal designs are sometimes confused with those of the Tuareg tribes, but the differences are obvious on close inspection.