Moroccan nimcha with an early European imported blade with maker's mark - Late 16th early 17th century. Single edged curved blade with maker's mark both sides.
Close to the hilt (both sides) the blades is etched with a maker's mark. This maker's mark is usually attributed to Clemens Horn, sword maker in Solingen during the late 16th early 17th century. The other marks (SSSSSSS) etched in the fullers both sides look like to be local marks. The hilt and guard have important movement. The ox horn of the grip is damaged (see picture 10).
The blade is slightly bent (see last picture). Blade length 83cm (32 3/4). The item "Nimcha with an early European blade with maker's mark Late 16th early 17th" is in sale since Monday, January 29, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Pre-1700\Original Period Items".The seller is "1192mathieu" and is located in Lyon. This item can be shipped worldwide.