Originally Posted by Ibrahiim al Balooshi
I think you may be right...but if we are going by the so called date on the back of the blade ...we need to know what that is... because it is not clear.
the date on the back is engraved, the inscription on the blade is chisled like the Seljuk or Mamluk blades in The arts of the Muslim knight. It's a Moroccan nimcha but an old one. The inscription on the back was probably added later.