19th Century Ethiopian / Abyssinian Shotel
with European blade (sold)
In good but aged condition, a 19C Shotel with European made blade.
An increasingly scarce sword, especially with a European blade.
This Ethiopian / Abyssinian shotel would not be the sword to use
in battle of my choice, with absolutely no protection to the hand.
This sword was clearly held by someone of some importance as it
has a much more expensive European made blade fitted. The hardwood
grip / hilt is loose (it is made up of three sections and they commonly
come apart over time, though they can be reglued of course). The
29 3/4 inch blade in good but aged condition, the talisman sun,
hunting dog, etc. still clearly visible, probably Soligen made.
A good item. Further / full sized photos available upon request.
Item Ref: A43 (459)