Mahdist War (Anglo-Sudanese War) period C.1885. 58” length on its original black wood haft with coiled iron base weight. Particularly long iron head with butted seam conical socket and medially ridged leaf shaped point. The middle 7” forged out to a zig-zag decorated section with rows of vicious chisel raised barbs. The base with two pairs of opposing barbs, one lacking. All others intact and excellent for the period throughout.