A silver mounted Omani sword Kattara

Item:
611
Region:
Arabia
Type:
Swords
Description:
A silver mounted Omani sword Kattara, 18th or early 19th century. The broad double edged blade is cut with 3 short fullers. The tapered leather grip is decorated with woven silver tape, and terminates in a large silver pommel. Contained in its leather covered scabbard with silver mounts, the locket and chape are embossed with flowering foliage. See R. Elgood "The Arms and Armour of Arabia" Scolar Press 1994, no 2.16
Metrics:
Blade length 32½" (82.5cms) Overall length including scabbard 41½" (105.5cms)
Price:
£890