Object Title

Sword (kaskara)

Sword (kaskara)

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVIS.269

Provenance

formerly double numbered XXVIS.177

Physical Description

The blade is straight and double edged with a short tang pierced by a hole at the upper end. There is a single short fuller that starts some distance from the start of the blade below which is a panel of etched Arabic inscription on each side.

Dimensions

Dimensions: The length of the blade is 924 mm, the length of tang being 93 mm. Weight: The weight of the blade is 0.83 kg

Inscriptions and Marks

A paper label is inscribed 'Probably the blade of KASKARA Sudan late 19th century' and on the reverse 'Sell'

Associations

Places Sudan