African bearing swords with long iron blades, symbolizing the power of the rulers of Benín; one has traditionally been carried on public occasions by a swordbearer accompanying the oba, or king, and sometimes other certain designated chiefs. Historically they were also used as executioner's swords.

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African bearing swords with long iron blades, symbolizing the power of the rulers of Benín; one has traditionally been carried on public occasions by a swordbearer accompanying the oba, or king, and sometimes other certain designated chiefs. Historically they were also used as executioner's swords.

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Date Published
December 12, 2012
Last Updated
April 22, 2021