18C / 19C Abyssinian / Ethiopian Shotel Curved
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 £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference
number V84 (1079). Further / full sized pictures available upon