An old sword, reminiscent of the type the Crusaders used.
This sword was called a Kaskara, and has a very long double-edged blade made of locally forged iron, and a middle furrow.
The cross-shaped iron cross guard is surmounted by a round hilt enveloped in leather, with a round flat pommel.
The paddle shaped sheath/scabbard is made of embossed leather.
It has much age to it, and after struggling to get the blade out of the sheath, we spent a lot of time cleaning the blade and rejuvenating the leather on the leaf shaped sheath.
It would have been carried across the back, parallel to the ground.
Length: 40 ⅞" x Width: 5 ½"