A 19th Century Sudanese Mahdist period sword kaskara.
A 19th Century Sudanese Mahdist period sword kaskara. The straight blade is cut with 3 fullers and is etched with a panel of Arabic inscriptions. Steel crosspiece of conventional form, the grip is bound with leather (incomplete). Contained in its leather scabbard with iron suspension rings with its leather belt.
Blade length 32" (81.5cms) Overall length 36¾" (93.5cms)
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.