Mahdist Sudanese sword Kaskara and matching double-dagger

 A 19th Century Sudanese sword, and matching double dagger from Worden Hall Lancashire. These swords are decorated with crocodile skin which was commonly used by followers of the Mahdi during the revolt against the British in the late 19th century and are typical of this period. Additionally the blade of the sword and the daggers have etched decoration and arabic script again typical. The items have been kept together and presumbly were collected there by the Farington family member serving at the time. Generally good condition, the blade of the weapon have rust and wear particularly on of the Haladie blades, and would benefit from further cleaning, but good sound condition throughout. The crocodile skin sword scabbard ends with a croc foot.

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