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Mid 19C Abyssinian / Ethiopian Watered Mameluke, sold

In good condition, a superb as it is rare mid 19C Abyssinian / Ethiopian Mameluke with Tigrinya / Amharic Script to the watered blade.

Mid 19C Abyssinia / Ethiopian Watered Mameluke with Tigrinya / Amharic ScriptImage af30 1

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Almost certainly Prussian made, a fine mid 1800's Abyssinian / Ethiopian military officer's mameluke sabre with fully watered blade and Tigrinya / Amharic type script, plus curved / cursive Nile Grass decoration. This is a very well made fighting sword with period sharpened blade.

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The superb 33 inch blade is in very good condition save for some former rust pitting to the point end and a period nick plus some associated abrasion to the forward cutting edge. Blade firm in the hilt. The hilt / steel cross guard in good order. The ivory grip scales in good shape though with some scuff lines and age cracks. One of the small six pointed star "rosettes" is missing from the grip.

This is one rare, impressive, beautiful fighting sword at a bargain price of only £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference number AF30 (1082). Further / full sized pictures available upon request.

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