by Daniel Russ on May 25, 2010


Trying to identify the sword. Probably an affect from European Colonialism. Might also be a Flyssa, from Tunisia, Arab armament inspired.

Source: African Kings


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Bbrodard February 7, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Im sorry to say, but… that sword is not spanish at all. Notice that it is not even a sword.

Daniel Russ February 7, 2011 at 10:33 pm

Sorry friend.

It’s a Spanish sword.

African King July 21, 2011 at 3:18 pm

dude stop being bias that sword is not no fucking spanish sword what you fail to understand is that this costume is very Ancient please do your research africans don’t copy they copy us if anything a spanish sword looks like this sword us africans have been using swords since the ancient time if the sword is a spanish sword then what is the staff he’s holding? wait let me guess an american staff? please stop try to deny our greatness this king is a direct descendant of god

Daniel Russ July 21, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Aren’t we all direct descendants of God?

That said, what is it about this blog that engenders such intense umbrage from people over the details of war? Is this anyway to talk to someone you don’t know? And am I being biased because I believe it is a Spanish Sword? Where is the bias in correctly identifying a sword?

That said African King, this is a Gladius Hispaniensis. Probably an ornate ceremonial sword kept when Spanish explorers visited.

Thanks for the visit. You’re probably the first African King here.

Rw April 2, 2012 at 9:25 am

sorry but buddy is right I went to the Congo about 3 months ago and saw Traditional sword making techniques using only fire and steel… not a Spanish sword in of discussion…..get of the internet and get on a plane….

Daniel Russ April 2, 2012 at 11:07 am

you know you’re probably right.

I wonder that that is

It looks a bit like a machete held at an angle

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