Sword and Scabbard

One of a pair of swords described as sanitary swords in the Sierra Leone National Museum catalogue. The catalogue notes that such swords were presented by the British colonial government to chiefs who kept their villages clean and tidy; hence the term sanitary sword .

Further Information

  • Type: Weapons, armour
  • Object: Sword and Scabbard
  • Materials: Metal
  • Culture Group: Other
  • Dimensions: Unknown
  • Production Date: Pre 1956
  • Associated Places: Unknown
  • Associated People: No Data
  • Museum: Sierra Leone National Museum
  • Accession Number: SLNM.1956.09.07B

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