A 19th Century Sudanese Mahdist period silver mounted sword kaskara.
A 19th Century Sudanese Mahdist period silver mounted sword kaskara. The double edged blade of European origin retains traces of etched decoration. Heavy steel crosspiece of conventional form, the cylindrical silver grip is embossed with diamond shaped devices, and the silver pommel is decorated with filigree work. Contained in its tooled leather scabbard with copper suspension rings and silver chape. Good age patina.
Blade length 35½" (90cms) Overall length 41¼" (105cms)
Provenance: Lt. Col. G. C. Sorrel-Cameron of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, presumably taken from the Field after the Battle of Omdurman. Further details of his extensive military career (79th Q.O.C.H. 1893, Nile Expedition 1898, Egypt medal 2 clasps etc) available on request.