Islamic Arab Sword
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Antique 18th century Islamic Moroccan Arabian Sword Nimcha. Details: A solid steel hilt of classical shape forged in one piece with three down curving quillons decorated with gold koftgari, the grip is carved from a massive high quality piece of rhino horn with a clear fibrous structure, a long slightly curved single edged blade cut on both sides with a narrow full-length fuller. The sword comes with its original leather covered wooden scabbard.
CONDITION: The sword is in good condition considering its age with minor pitting on the blade partly worn gold koftgari which can be expected from an over 200 year old sword otherwise in good condition.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length with the scabbard: 102.5 cm (40 3/8 inches), overall length without the scabbard: 102cm (40 1/8 inches), length of the blade: 85.3 cm (33 5/8 inches).
(1) "Les armes blanches du monde Islamique" by Alan Jacob
(2) An Introduction to Islamic Arms by Anthony North
(3) Les Armes Orientales by Iaroslav Lebedynsky.
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- 18th Century
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