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Billao, Somalia
Very five Ivory and silver hilt
African knife and sheath

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A very nice ivory hilted Billao knife from Somalia.
This long ivory hilted example measures 51cms overall in the sheath, just over 50cms out with a 29cms blade.
The blade shows some pitting to the surface and native file marks from the original manufacture. There is a slight medial ridge the length of the blade.
The long slender ivory hilt is exceptional. To the pommel there is a large silver spire, to the base a brass bolster and just above this are stacked brass and metal spacers.
Overall a very well made and presented piece, seldom found with such a stunning hilt.