18C / 19C Abyssinian / Ethiopian Shotel Curved
Sword, for sale
In good condition, a scarce 18C / 19C Abyssinian / Ethiopian Shotel
The weapon of the Meshenitai; Meshenitain fighters were trained
to use this highly curved sword both mounted and dismounted.
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