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Old 13th February 2012, 06:20 PM   #1
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it was a "package", I wasn't having alternative, or, bid for both, or drop the bid ...
in fact, only the nimcha has draw my attention,
and I considerate the khoumeiya as "a piece of cake", I mean, a tourist "souvenir"
the nimcha is without hesitation, from the last century, nice "patina" as well as on guard, and blade

- the blade is I guess, it's from Europe, but without mark, will be may be very difficult to identify, still yet very sharp
if some one could help me to identify the blade, per anticipation I thanks him

- the hilt, it's absolutely conform to what has to be an Moroccan hilt, but without marks, it has a nice "patina"

- the scabbard is original, wood covered with leather, a remain of a sticker with mention "sabre" (saber) show a style writing from 19th century

- the hilt is from horn, which animal ? ox or cow aren't very commune in Morocco, much more Aries and he-goats, but from rhino ... not rare, so ??

in conclusion, an honest "Nimcha" no pretentious, but not "bazaar souvenir"

over length; 98 cm either 38"
hilt and guard; 15,6 cm either 6"
blade; 82 cm either 32"

at beginning, I don't pay any attention to the khoumeiya, persuaded to have "a piece of cake",
only blade was intriguing me, it was a good one, nicely forged in an iron of good quality,
it was strange to have a good blade, with a ... sheet, then I decided to clean up it, and surprise, without to be an exceptional dagger,
it's an honest one from last century, may be from the same owner of the sword ?

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Old 13th February 2012, 06:27 PM   #2
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Old 13th February 2012, 06:28 PM   #3
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Old 13th February 2012, 07:53 PM   #4
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Hi Dom,
The sword blade looks like a slightly modified, false edge removed, pipe back or quill back blade popular on the British P1827 Naval Officers sword and on the P1822 Infantry Officers sword. This type of blade went out of fashion in the 1840's although some officers continued to use their blades beyond this time frame. Some European countries used this pattern until the end of the 19thC but I think if this blade is a modified pipe back it would almost certainly come from a British sword. Hope this is of some help.
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Old 13th February 2012, 08:06 PM   #5
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Lovely Sword Dom! I like that blade!

The horn is definatly not rhino,totaly different laminalar structure, so goat perhaps or sheep, a large ram perhaps? Ive seen several nimcha with similar horn type.

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