- Museum number
Sword, "kaskara" (a), with straight, iron blade, cross-hilted quillons of iron, a tubular wooden hilt covered with strips of leather, and a circular pommel cap, also covered with leather. The sheath (b) is of tooled leather, embellished with numerous linear patterns, flaring into a leaf-shaped section at the point and with a (now broken) carrying strap attached by two loops to raised sections on the sheath. The sheath is tipped with crocodile skin.
- Production date
Height: 146 centimetres (a + b (extended))
Width: 17 centimetres (a + b)
Depth: 5.50 centimetres (a + b)
- Curator's comments
- Eth.Doc.1982. File ref. A/3/44/66/21.
- Not on display
- very poor - rusted into sheath, the leather of which is disintegrating badly
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number