Long antique Islamic sword from Algeria Flyssa – very similar to the yataghan sword which was also used in North Africa under the Ottomans.
Very strong steel blade, thick spine and back edge, bothe sides inlaid with brass designs
Lovely no-nonsense fighting sword with character
The end of the blade with a ‘yelman’ type chamfered back edge and broadening edge towards the tip
The hilt grips of wood or bone?, rivetted with steel, solid steel around the hilt, very sturdy fighting example circa 1840, 30 inches long overall