The Punishment Sword (Kantankrankyi)

Kantankrankyi is a sword used in punishing victims of ”atɔprɛ” a type of capital punishment in the Asante Kingdom in the olden days .Kantankrankyi sword keeper is often decorated with a necklace (sompa) ; a hat made of leopard skin (sebɔ nwoma)The hat has a large nsɛbɛ (telisman) on the forehead section of the hat.

Four sɛpɔ knives tied together is usually carried by the keeper of the Kantankrankyi sword . OTUMFUOƆ KYEAME KANTANKRANKYI :- In the days of Asantehene Mensah Bonsu(1874-1883) The Kantankrankyi sword keeper (opanin Anor) was sent to the coast to buy salt .

In the process , possibly on his return , Anor was attacked and in the proces he defended himself manfully .On his return to Kumasi Asantehene Mansa Bonsu rewarded Anor with the post of Otumfuo Kyeame Kantankrankyi.

Credit : Teacher Kantanka.Baffour. Asanteman is proud of you. Ayikoo

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