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Kaskara sword from the 19th century

Kaskara sword from the 19th century
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Ancient Kaskara sword from the 19th century; these swords were worn by the Sudanese warriors and used in the colonial wars against British armies; they have history as they are direct descendants of the European crusader swords of the Middle Ages; the blade is stamped on both sides with two opposite half moons and has another stamp in the form of two waves (unknown - probably a master temple); it is believed, the half-moon stamps date back to the manufacturer's brand of Juan Martin Martinez from Spain before the 18th century and were still in use later; the cross-shaped steel handle with dark red leather scabbard is typical of the Kaskara swords and shows the medieval influence; the disc-shaped knob is also covered with leather and the handle is wrapped and knotted with a cord, the leather sheath is embossed with a pattern and has a metal tip at the lower end to protect the blade; all parts show a fine patina; the blade is a little loose in the grip, the leather has small cracks; nevertheless, the sword is in good condition; traces of use according to age; a great collector’s item with history; measurements sword: 76.5 cm - measurements sheath: 65.5 cm
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