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Short sword proportions with 12 3/8" blade with chiseled decoration flanking brass inlay as found on the long swords. The blade crisp and bright with original tool finish cross polish.  Iron guard and shaped wood hilt inlaid both sides with white metal wire in geometric patterns both sides. Wood scabbard with matching decoration to the front. Showing honest use with glossy patina. Dating to the period of conflict with the French in the 1890s and continued resistance to the occupation which culminated in the 1925 Rif uprising immortalized in Sigmund Romberg's The Desert Song.  
Stock Number: B4549

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