SOLD Antique Islamic Sword Kaskara Mahdist War Period 19th Century Sudan

SOLD Antique Islamic Sword Kaskara Mahdist War Period 19th Century Sudan

SKU: ES955

SOLD A very good quality antique, 19th century North African, Sudanese Islamic Sword, Kaskara with scabbard, from the period time of the Mahdist war an revolutionary insurrection against the British colonial rule in Sudan, which took place in 1881-1899, it was called the Mahdist War which was fought between the Mahdist Sudanese of the religious leader Muhammad Ahmad bin Abd Allah (محمد أحمد ابن عبد الله‎) 1848-85, who had proclaimed himself the "Mahdi" of Islam (the "Guided One"), and the forces of Brittan.

 

The sword is made on the pattern of medieval Mamluk swords. Details: a leather-wrapped wood hilt in a distinctive form comprising a grip of circular section with a flat circular pommel, extremely well-made beveled steel crossguard, with diamond section quillons and ridged flared langets, mounted superb quality, broad double-edged long steel blade, cut on each face with a shallow full-length central fuller.

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