A good 19th Century Sudanese Mahdist period dagger
A good 19th Century Sudanese Mahdist period dagger. The curved double edged blade is etched with Thuluth inscriptions. The one piece shaped and polished bone grip with a horn pommel. Contained in its sheath with elaborate beadwork decoration incorporating cowrie shells. Good age patina.
Blade length 7¾" (19.7cms) Overall length 12½" (31.5cms)