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.