The Kaskara Sword of Muhammad Al Fadhel The Sultan of Darfur - 14365
This Kaskara sword belonged to Muhammad Al Fadhel, the sultan of Darfur of the Keira Dynasty in 1801 - 1838. The grandfather of Ali Dinar the famous last Sultan of Dafur killed by the British in 1916. Rather simple Kaskara but with a very good European made earlier blade, may be 17 or 18 C. The signed blade is 31 inches long, The blade is richly engraved with Arabic inscription (All praises to Allah), with several Baduh (Magic Squars) and with the inscription associate the sword to the Sultan. A later, 19C etched figure imitating the running wolf of Passau was added to the blade. Total length 36 inches. Good condition. The grip binding and pommel binding are restored. This sword comes with remains of the badly damaged original scabbard ( (Not shown).
An old letter signed by a British governor is attached to the sword.