In good but aged condition, a rare 19C / 20C Somali Gile Short Sword.
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Yes, this is considered a short sword by the Somalis.
10 3/4 hand forged blade has some rust / damage but in keeping with the piece. Blade firm in hilt. Wooden hilt with solid brass pommel in sound condition but with wear. Leather and crocodile belt scabbard is aged but sound. Overall good. Nice price; was £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference Q57. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 0388-61x10x10 (0.848).