Thaka (Warriors) swords made by a blacksmith. The sheath is red in colour, made by another craftsman from cowhide formed round the base of "Miruru" tree. The handle is of "Murembu" wood. He used it as a protection.


  • Title: Sword and Sheath
  • Date Created: 1914
  • Location: Kenya
  • Type: Sword and Sheath
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Wood, Iron, leather
  • Photographer: Gibsphotography
  • Local Name: Ncomo and Kioa
  • Community: Igembe
  • Collection Date: 1971-04-04
  • Collected By: Peter Nzuki

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