Moroccan nimcha sabre (sword) - Morocco 18th 19th century. Single edged curved blade, probably imported from Europe.
The blades retains partially the traditional moon, sun and stars (but it is hardly visible). Scabbard is made of wood covered with copper alloy and iron sheets.
As this sabre was displayed many years without its scabbard, it is very difficult to store the blade inside the scabbard and even more difficult to take it out. As the different pieces of the scabbard can be demounted, I guess a restoration is possible. The scabbard is in poor condition. The brass guard has a slight movement. One of the quillon is cut off (it could be welded).
Overall length 105cm (41 1/4). Length without scabbard 102cm (40 1/4). Blade length 88,5cm (34 3/4 in).
Weight without scabbard 870gr (30,7oz). The item "Moroccan nimcha sabre (sword) Morocco 18th 19th century" is in sale since Monday, June 10, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Middle East". The seller is "1192mathieu" and is located in Lyon.This item can be shipped worldwide.