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Lot 337: Djibouti Gile Style East African Dagger

Firearm & Militaria Auction

by Cordier Auctions & Appraisals

December 4, 2016

Harrisburg, PA, USA

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  • Djibouti Gile Style East African Dagger
  • Djibouti Gile Style East African Dagger
  • Djibouti Gile Style East African Dagger
  • Djibouti Gile Style East African Dagger
  • Djibouti Gile Style East African Dagger
   
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Description: DESCRIPTION: An African dagger with boomerang shaped and fullered blade. Wire wrapped and decorated wood handle. Wire decorated brass pommel. Goat hide scabbard with leather hanger, wire decorated metal bottom, and pointed ball shaped and wire decorated toe. It is believed to be a Djibouti Gile style dagger as used by the Danakil, Issa, and Afar peoples of East Africa. MEASUREMENTS: Blade is 13-1/2". 17-3/8" overall. CONDITION: Modest discoloration to the blade. One hairline crack in the grip. Light cracking and surface wear to the scabbard. Some denting to the metal bottom. ESTIMATE: $80 - $120

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