Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Morava - Olomoucký kraj - Czech Republic
Better photos would help, but the blade could be European with the later addition of the half moon marks in Sudan (notice how the one mark overlaps the fuller). However, it could also be local. Always hard to tell without better photos or the blade in hand.
The crossguard is of high quality and the blade decoration is an interesting departure for the more commonly observed thuluth acid etching, again better photos would help in this case.
Unfortunately I also suspect the hilt is a more modern addition.
An interesting piece, but I have some doubts the entire piece is homogeneous to the Mahdist period.