Militaries of pre colonial africa

Nov 2018
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West Covina
#24
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
 

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