19th century, Mahdist Wars period. Superior quality example with elegantly swelling cross guard and silver wrap to the lower grip. Leather-covered upper grip and pommel with crocodile skin edge band. 34 5/8” d.e. blade, triple fullered with addorsed Man in the Moon marks each side. Tooled leather covered scabbard with silver throat mount and original shoulder strap for wear across the back. One suspension ring pulled loose. Leather surface dry but complete and undamaged with the blind stitched back seam sound and tight. Classic broadsword as carried by the supporters of the Mad Mahdi.