Beja - Beni Amer or Hadendoa Kaskara Sword in Sheath - Eastern Sudan/Eritrea/Ethiopia
Beja - Beni Amer or Hadendoa Kaskara Sword in Sheath - Eastern Sudan/Eritrea/Ethiopia
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Beja - Beni Amer or Hadendoa Kaskara Sword in Sheath - Eastern Sudan/Eritrea/Ethiopia

$595.00
This was collected by Paul Koprowski in the early 1960's in East Africa, when he was stationed there in the Peace Corps.

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 "

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