An African arm dagger
An African arm dagger, Nubian late 19th Century. The blade is engraved with 2 short Arabic inscriptions, a scorpion and a fish. The ebony hilt with turned ivory pommel, ivory layers and an engraved silver pommel button. Contained in its leather and reptile skin sheath with woven leather arm band.
Blade length 6¾” (17cms) Overall length 11” (28cms)