Interesting knife w/sheath (Hand made-Sheath made of skin)

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Picked this up at a yard sale this morning. Lady said it had belonged to her father-in-law and she didn't know anything about it.
I could see that it was hand made from some type of skin. Leather strap still has hair on it. Handle is also skin covered.
Someone had sharpened it...cuts paper easily. Anyone know how to find out it's origin? I'll be searching the net for any info I can find.
The blade has only one little marking on it...see pic. Knife measures 20-1/2" total length....handle is 5-1/2"

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For taking the heads off of zombies...:tongue3:

I've seen a lot of knives and cutting tools but i've never seen one quite like this. Thought for a second maybe an old cane knife, but I don't think so.
 

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I am guessing . Something brought back from word war 2. Native made. Interesting piece.Hope some one come up with something on it.
 

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Nice !

I'm thinking , maybe South Pacific islands .
 

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I found some info this morning on it. Seems to come from the African Masai/Maasai tribe. I found the examples pictured.
The one picture shows a Masai Warrior wearing a similar sword. They seem to love the color red!! and....Jumping up in the air.



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