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Old 20th September 2017, 06:59 AM   #8
colin henshaw
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Originally Posted by thinreadline
thank you Colin,, how interesting , have you come across them before then ? Any idea of period?


Yes, I've seen them before, sometimes in croc scabbards, sometimes with a group of three knives in one scabbard. They are often described as "Mahdist", but I suppose they must be early 20th century. There are quite a few types of enigmatic, non-practical weapons from the Sudan area, often described as from the Mahdist period, but probably later.
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