Mahdist War recovery. 9 ¾” medially ridged leaf shaped blade with original light tool finish. Tapered grip with inverted cone shaped pommel, all encased in brown leather. Elaborately decorated scabbard with thickened edges and throat segment, elaborately tooled. The tip with woven contrasting bands over multicolored fringe. Minor evidence of use only as it was preserved in England after its acquisition in the Sudan.