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Takoba (also takuba or takouba) is the sword that is used across the western Sahel and among ethnic groups such as the Tuareg, the Hausa, and the Fulani. It usually measures about one meter in length. Takoba blades are straight and double edged with a pronounced tapering towards the tip; they can exhibit several notable features, including three or more hand-ground fuller grooves and a rounded point. Traditionally a Tuareg weapon, it is also used among other peoples. Takoba were also commonly manufactured in Hausa city states such as Kano.

Since the Tuareg have an aversion to touching iron, the takoba's hilt, like many iron implements, is fully covered. Typically the simple but deep crossguard is of iron sheet, or iron-framed wood, covered in tooled leather, and occasionally sheathed in brass or silver; the grip is also often leather-covered but the pommel is always of metal, often brass or copper, sometimes iron or silver. Alternatively the whole hilt can be covered in brass or silver sheathing. The scabbard is made of elaborately tooled leather. Geographical variations in the form of the hilt have been noted, but no rigorous typology has been established. Variations in the quality of blade and fittings on takobas probably mostly reflect the wealth of their owners.

There is much debate about whether the takoba was used only by the imúšaɣ or warrior class or whether it could be borne by vassals.

As with most crafted items used by the Tuareg, takoba are crafted by the ìnhædʻæn (singular énhædʻ) caste, who are of a different ethnicity from the imúšaɣ and speak Ténet, a secret language. The imúšaɣ believe that theìnhædʻæn have magical powers, which some theorize to be associated with their traditional roles as metalworkers and to the imúšaɣ aversion to both metalworking and touching iron.

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:34:06 -0800

Now appearing nightly in the intimate, upstairs mezzanine, Takoba features nigiri and sashimi, made to order with daily seasonal Maguro, Umi Masu (ocean trout), Hirame, Walu, Uni, Hamachi, and more. The accompanying cocktail menu provides a tropical ...

Austin Business Journal (blog)

Austin Business Journal (blog)
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:56:15 -0700

We come to that conclusion based on the most recent round of state liquor tax data from the state comptroller's office. The numbers show that in June the scenic getaway just outside Austin logged just over $437,000 in liquor sales compared to $297,000 ...

austin360 (blog)

austin360 (blog)
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:44:19 -0700

Takoba. 1411 E. Seventh St. 512-628-4466, TakobaRestaurant.com. Great happy hour deals and well- executed favorites such as torta de carnitas and pozole rojo make this restaurant with multiple outdoor seating areas a popular East Austin destination.

Austin Business Journal

Austin Business Journal
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 06:39:37 -0700

Riding the strength of the local economy, the bar business in Austin took a big upward turn in May. A look at liquor tax receipts from the state comptroller's office shows sales for May saw a 12.7 percent increase in sales per license from the same ...

austin360 (blog)

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Wed, 08 Apr 2015 14:22:30 -0700

Takoba. 1411 E. Seventh St. 512-628-4466, takobarestaurant.com. Great happy hour deals and well-executed favorites such as torta de carnitas and pozole rojo make this restaurant with multiple outdoor seating areas a popular East Austin destination.

Austin Business Journal

Austin Business Journal
Wed, 27 May 2015 06:28:49 -0700

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 06:27:38 -0700

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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 07:56:15 -0800

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