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A rare Sudan knife
Kordofan
long knife or short sword
Rhino horn hilt

A rare Sudan knife Kordofan long knife or short sword Rhino horn hilt www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A rarely seen Sudanese long knife with a rhino horn hilt, Kordofan, 19th century.

Overall, this knife measures 64cms long and carries a blade that is 46cms long.
The hilt is of the classic bronze age form and has a rare pommel spike in horn, aspect not always crafted in this manner.
As noted, the horn is a deep dark chocolate brown colour with clear fibrous structure and appears to carry a lot of age from the warm worn patina.
The long tapering blade is of an elliptical cross section and is decorated throughout in native fashion, being bold line work forming grand geometric patterns.

A very rare knife type from the Central Sudan minority tribes in Kordofan.

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