Originally Posted by Ibrahiim al Balooshi
The stones are agate...The inscription(which is upside down) makes no sense.... Istlag benzert.
Ibrahim, thank you very much.
The inscription makes sens to me:
Bizerte or Banzart (بنزرت) is a town on Tunisian North coast.
Famous for his pirates after 1574, also famous for his red coral.
By the way, the stones on the hilt are red coral (common with these Tunisian daggers).