SOLD Antique 19th century Abyssinian sword (SHOTEL) with Rhino horn hilt of characteristic form with broad curved fullered blade stamped on one two sides of the forte with the marker marks , retained at the top by a domed washer. The sword is in its original hand stitched leather scabbard.
CONDITION: The rhino horn hilt with small crack and chipped on the edges. Leather very dray and scabbard shrunk so the blade does not exactly go to the end.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length with the scabbard: 102.8 cm (40 1/2 in), the length without the scabbard: 99 cm (39 in), length of the blade: 86.5 cm (34 in).
REFERENCES: comparable Swords: The Thomas Del Mar Catalogue London 29 June 2011 lot 114. Sold for £3120 another similar sword is in The Thomas Del Mar Catalogue London 7 December 2011 lot 59 at the price £ 1000-1500.
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