On one side, the block forte retains an interesting and likely local marking in Ethiopian alphabet. Scabbard is strong red leather (maybe goat leather). Scabbard is a bit short. The hilt has a slot.
The whole thing is strong and solid, no movement. Length with scabbard 94cm (37 in).
Length without scabbard 94cm (37 in). Blade length 80cm (311/2 in).
Weight with scabbard 790gr (27,86 oz). Weight without scabbard 672gr (23,7 oz).Don't hesitate to have a look at my other items, a lot starting at 0.99USD. For any questions, feel free to ask. The item "Antique Ethiopian gurade sabre (sword) 19th Menelik II period" is in sale since Friday, January 29, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\1784-1860\Original Period Items". The seller is "1192mathieu" and is located in Lyon. This item can be shipped worldwide.