200523 - Tribal used Old African Ethiopian Afar sword with leather case Ethiopia
Ethiopia: Tribal used Old African Ethiopian Afar knife or sword with leather case.
Ethiopian sword which measures approximately 45 cm cm long (measurements taken when knife is enclosed in case).
They inhabit the regions in Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia bit most known for the Ethiopian region known as the Danakil Depression, a desert known often as the 'cruelest place on earth' for its dramatic and harsh temperatures.
From most of what little is written on these, the blades are typically from car or truck springs and metal files. The men of the tribes of these people are well known for martial prowess, however these knives are utilitarian as well and this weapon used by Afar tribe.