Mambele (African Sickle Sword)
I don't think that this really belongs in YMAS, but there is no African Martial Arts sub-forum in the Traditional Arts section.
Anyway, I've been reading about African Weaponry lately (African Weapons by Werner Fischer), and I really wonder how some of these swords were actually used in combat. Here is someone demonstrating the mambele in compliant drills. Has anyone here ever seen one, or a similar weapon, used in Dog Brothers-style non-compliant training or competition?
Of course, I have no idea if this is in any way authentic mambele technique. Any feedback would be appreciated.