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Old 30th January 2010, 03:32 PM   #1
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Default Two Interesting Curved Kaskara Swords From the Sudan

Here are a couple or fairly recent acquistions that I thought were pretty unique just because they are outside the norm for Sudanese kaskaras.

The example on top is mounted with a curved European blade, just not sure from where, so any input would be most appreciated. It carries a cylindrical brass hilt pommel, as well as a unique brass guard. The scabbard is of classic form.

The second example is mounted with a wide Ethiopian blade that was likely made in Great Britain. The hilt is quite plain, classic and simple in design. The scabbard strikes me as more akin to Chadian work.

I believe the top example is a bit older than the bottom one.

Any input about the blades would be most appreciated.
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