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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:European and Sudanese (probably)
Title:Kaskara; Sword
Date Made:19th or early 20th century
Type:Armament; Fishing/Trapping/Hunting
Materials:steel
Place Made:Europe and Africa; Sudan
Accession Number:  MH SK L.A.2.12
Credit Line:Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College
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Description:
A North African sword made with a European blade.

Label Text:
SKINNER CATALOGUE:
An old Scottish claymore with long, straight, heavy, two edge blade, with central blood gutter,36 1/2" x 1 3/8". Marked: "LANDON" near the hilt, "...RARA" in poorly cut lettters. Grip wound with brass wire and cord and this covered with paper and bound with string. Elaborate hilt consisting of two ovals and two curved extensions parallel to the blade, double ovals at right angles to the blade, and a curved back guard. Pommel is a flat circular plate with a brass nub. Weight: 42 ozs. Cat. 10/8/1935.

Tags:
swords

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