Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Bay Area
A Couople of Sudanese Swords (Kaskara) for Comment
I just received a couple of Sudan hilted swords with interesting blades. The one with the longer blade and the better preserved (newer) scabbard measures 40(101.6 cm) inches overall with hilt outside of the scabbard with the blade alone of 35 and 1/4 inches (89.5 cm), and weighs 2lbs 1 oz. (944 grams). The blade is stamped with the number 1857 at the base, once on one side and twice on the other, and has two fullers decorated with imitation script.
Similar blades in other threads have been attributed to Eritrea.