A good Sudanese Mahdist sword kaskara
A good Sudanese Mahdist sword kaskara, last ¼ of the 19th century. The broad blade is well etched on both sides with panels of thuluth script. Brass crosspiece, the hilt and scabbard covered with the skin and body parts of a monitor lizard, the scabbard with 2 integral sheaths containing dagger etched en-suite and with wooden handles. Good age patina overall.
Blade length 24¼" (61.7cms) Overall length including scabbard 30" (76.3cms)