A good, complete and rare Sudanese Mahdist Haladie.
This example measures 60cms from tip to tip in the sheaths, 58cms out of the sheaths.
The central carved bone grip measures 12cms long with each blade being 23cms long.
Both surfaces of each blade are etched with Thuluth script with the forte of each blade having unusually shaped edges.
The sheaths are old velvet over timber with a small break on the end of one still attached by the fabric covering.
A good rare and unusual Mahdist dagger.