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Old 28th May 2024, 10:08 PM   #1
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Default Short sword, Fur, Sudan

Short sword from my collection.

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Total length in sheath - 610 mm, sword length - 590 mm, blade length - 470 mm, blade width at the hilt - 30 mm, blade thickness - 3 mm, weight - 298 g
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Old 28th May 2024, 11:58 PM   #2
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In searching old threads, and notes, these type swords are sort of between large dagger and dirk, and seem to be from the Nile regions between 3rd and 4th cataracts (Dongola)...north of Omdurman and Khartoum.
While its hard to isolate forms etc. to certain tribes and regions of course, one of the key tribes in these Nile regions were the Shaigiya (info onWiki).

The open hilt (no guard) is very much like the often lizard skin covered knives with similar blade incising , with these often en suite with smaller knives for utility use.

These edged weapons are so fascinating, and regardless of age they represent the tribal traditions that have ever remained in place even into modern times.
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[QUOTE=Jim McDougall;291294]In searching old threads, and notes, these type swords are sort of between large dagger and dirk, and seem to be from the Nile regions between 3rd and 4th cataracts (Dongola)...north of Omdurman and Khartoum.

Thank you very much for your comment

Here you can see beautiful examples of daggers from the Blue and White Nile regions:
https://ertribal.com/index.php/triba...eath-fur-sudan
https://ertribal.com/index.php/triba...e-sheath-sudan
https://ertribal.com/index.php/triba...sudan-omdurman
https://ertribal.com/index.php/triba...ngessana-sudan
https://ertribal.com/index.php/triba...dj-hameg-sudan

Maps of the Blue and White Nile regions:
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Excellent links, examples and map. Thank you!
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