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Old 16th January 2011, 01:48 PM   #1
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Hi,

I've aquired this sudanese axe recently.

Any comments?

It is Mahdist?
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Old 16th January 2011, 03:46 PM   #2
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Very nice...is this ceremonial or a battle worthy piece.

Interesting that the brass inlay work matches the style seen on some of the larger bone hilted daggers that are practically "kinjal-like", and some of the larger bone hilted jambiya styles, both typically seen with Islamic script.
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Old 20th January 2011, 08:40 PM   #3
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It is rather small, so I believe it is a ceremonial or an object of status.

It is of unusual quality for the area, I guess...
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Old 21st January 2011, 05:23 PM   #4
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Like a mix of these two. The smaller one looks as if it was from the same workshop? How small is small on your axe? Even a small axe could make a big mess of your face or head?
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