A good scarce 19th Century Sudanese Mahdist period dagger
A good scarce 19th Century Sudanese Mahdist period dagger. The broad tapered blade is etched overall with inscription in Thuluth script including 2 contained within emblems of hospitality. The grip is of polished white bone with a horn pommel. Good age patina.
Blade length 8½" (21.8cms) Overall length 12¾" (32.4cms)