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    Anyone translate arabic?? sudanese kaskara

    Hello chaps , anyone able to help reading this blade??
    Ta
    Phil
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    Phil it's my experience that Kaskaras that have etching are for decoration purposes only. Unlikely the marks are actual writings. It appears to be a nice european manufactured blade with single fuller and not the normal wobbling 3 thin fullered types. The blade looks thin and flexible. These always remind me of Omdurman. Shown is a telegram that describes the battle as "great fight"
    I believe the Durham University collects Sudan from the Victorian era and later. I can just picture your sword being on those desert sands that fateful day in 1898.
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    Wonderful telegram Will! Surprise about the etching only being decorative.
    Cheers
    P

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