1904.32.3

Dagger with very broad inscribed blade with a star and crescent perforation in the centre and leather bound handle. [SM 19/06/2007]

Place details: AFRICA. Sudan, Republic of. Khartoum. Local Name: Unknown. Materials: Iron Metal / Animal Leather Skin / ?. Processes: Forged (Metal) / Bound / Perforated / Inscribed / Etched / Decorated / ?. Dimensions: Max L = 317 mm Max W = 140 mm When Collected: By 1904 Acquired: Donated December 1904

KEYWORD: Knife / Dagger / Religious Object? / Inscription / ?Ceremonial Object / CLASS: Weapon / Religion / Writing / ?Ceremonial / Tool / ?.

Object description: Dagger with very broad inscribed blade with a star and crescent perforation in the centre and leather bound handle. The blade has ?Arabic etched onto both surfaces of the blade. [SM 19/06/2007]