A silver-mounted Sudanese dagger
Lot 5016
A silver-mounted Sudanese dagger
Sold for US$ 292 inc. premium
Lot Details
A silver-mounted Sudanese dagger
Hadendoa Tribe, 19th century
Curved 8 inch double edged blade of diamond section and showing an unusual watered pattern. X-form ebonized wooden grip of characteristic form and decorated with fluting, the grip bound with silver wire, the front set with three small silver roundels. Complete with original brown leather scabbard, the front with stamped decoration.
Condition: Fine, showing some wear and scattered marks. Scabbard sound with some scuffing.


  • Note: The Hadendoa Tribe were supporters of the Mahdi in his fight against the British in late 19th century Sudan. It was their extravagant hair style which caused British troops to nickname them the "Fuzzy-Wuzzies". Under General Osman Digna, the Hadendoa broke a British infantry square at the Battle of Tamai.