A 19th Century Sudanese Mahdist period sword Kaskara.
A 19th Century Sudanese Mahdist period sword Kaskara. The earlier imported European blade is inlaid in brass with a running wolf on both sides. Swollen steel crosspiece, nicley made and of conventional form, the grip is bound with leather. Contained in its tooled leather scabbard with crocodile skin bands, copper suspension rings and original tooled leather belt. Good patina overall.
Blade length 35" (89cms) Overall length 40½" (102.5cms)
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.