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18C / 19C Abyssinian / Ethiopian Shotel Curved Sword, for sale

In good condition, a scarce 18C / 19C Abyssinian / Ethiopian Shotel Curved Sword.

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The weapon of the Meshenitai; Meshenitain fighters were trained to use this highly curved sword both mounted and dismounted.

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The 27 inch (measured in a straight line) still sharp blade is in very good condition, one side with very little rust / patina. The sectional horn hilt is good, but is loose, the pommel / end being able to turn quite freely (the tang end could be removed and the interior of the hilt / grip perhaps glued or packed). The leather scabbard is aged but good (we have applied leather balsam). The sword sheathes and draws well.

Not many of these around / come onto the market! Grab it quick, just £600. Please quote item reference number V84. Further / full sized pictures available upon request. Box 1079-101x19x17 (1.684).

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