Militaries of pre colonial africa

Nov 2018
84
West Covina
I'm guessing thats a ceremonial item rather than a practical weapon?

All that weight at the front, once one blade has hit the other four are overkill and how on earth do you sharpen the blades without cutting yourself to pieces on the other ones?
Its for intimation and was something like it was actually used in combat baguirmi 1.jpg
 

Tulius

Ad Honorem
May 2016
6,178
Portugal
Would you mind sharing where you got these images from?
It is from a book from “War Games Research Group Publication”. It is a collection. Some, if not all, of the images are from the book “Armies and Enemies of the Crusades 1096-1291” by Ian Heath. It is a good colection.
 
May 2016
143
London
It is from a book from “War Games Research Group Publication”. It is a collection. Some, if not all, of the images are from the book “Armies and Enemies of the Crusades 1096-1291” by Ian Heath. It is a good colection.
Thanks