From the Tebu people, nomadic herders who joined with the Mahdi in the 1885-98 war against the British and Egyptians. This example is distinguished by its large size and scarcely seen fish tail scabbard. 9” wasp-waisted blade with offset medial, well-chiseled in stipple bands. Fine braided leather grip wrap and iron “skull crusher” pommel. Fitted leather scabbard with iguana skin throat band and fish tail tip encasement. Minor blemishes only the leather complete and sound with good aging. Blade excellent for the period.