Exceptional example. 12" wedge section blade, both sides with brass inlays and chiseled panels. Plain brass guard. Hilt and scabbard encased in leather. The grip and pommel covered in rows of cowries. The scabbard with matching decoration. Leather scabbard tip is worn/tattered otherwise excellent. Cowries were the most common form of shell currency. They are native to the southeast coast of Africa and Indian Ocean. In North Africa, they were imports and highly valued. This display of wealth would have been both ostentatious and a temptation for thieves in the streets and bazaars.

Item ID: FNS9294

Certificate of Authenticity

All items purchased from The History Gift Store are accompanied by a signed and dated Certificate of Authenticity with the name of the item and its unique item number for future reference.

Certificates are suitable for display with your item, and can easily be mounted in a 8½" x 5½" frame. Our certificates are printed on an acid free 65lb cardstock. This means your certification will not turn yellow or deteriorate over time.


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