Originally Posted by Kubur
You have some Egyptian woodworks in Suakin exactly like the hilt.
To me it's all good, Sudanese hilt and European blade.
Very original and unique piece!!
Have any images? I'm always happy to be wrong and certainly unusual ≠ 'fake' necessarily. But I'm a natural skeptic.
certainly the hilt is not 'new' but i think the blade and cross guard pre date it.
I quite like the blade and it looks to display well. Certainly worth more research. Bits on the hilt look to be shell?