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Old 8th July 2018, 12:43 PM   #1
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Default sudanese arm dagger with unusual blade

I recently acquired this Sudanese arm dagger which I know are common but havnt seen one with this shaped blade ?
what do you guys think ?
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Old 8th July 2018, 01:42 PM   #2
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Hi,
This blade is made from a metal file. Some people look down on that, but in remote areas, this steel (together with steel from taken from old weapons) was simply the best steel available. I think it shows that the makers cared about the quality of the blade and it WAS superior to locally made steel. I have shown a few in the past http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...hlight=Shibriya
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Old 8th July 2018, 01:59 PM   #3
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Agree with Motan. Nice Sudanese arm dagger! There are many nomadic sub tribes living in Sudan so there are different blade shapes and also different scabbard styles. Here one I've sold recently which look different.

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Old 8th July 2018, 02:06 PM   #4
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Hi , thanks for your reply and information , that's very interesting , I guess the marking on the blade give it away ,it makes perfect sense now .
thankyou for your input
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