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Billao, Somali
A fine complete example

Billao Somali A fine complete example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com


A Somali Billao knife of very fine complete quality.

This fine piece measures 44cms in the sheath, just over 42cms out with a blade just under 26cms.
The well shaped hilt is made of horn with an iron bolster the separates the blade and hilt.
The horn hilt has stacked ?pewter? and brass spacers and a well made triple spire iron pommel.
The blade is of a non-symmetrical shape with beveled cutting edges and hollow forged sections that create a raised medial ridge. The tip is full and the blade is supple.
The sheath is in good condition and has the original belt attached.

A very efficient fighting knife and sheath from Somalia.