Item #: 1002-67 -- A Sudanese Knife, Issa -- $100.00
A Sudanese "issa" knife with original rawhide covered sheath. The blade hand-forged and sharpened, with typicall deep belly and upturned point. Wooden grip with loose copper wire wrap, narrow at the waist with flared ends, crudely faceted. The pommel conical iron with concave end. The sheath mounted with copper and iron bands and with copper wire wrap at the chape end, somewhat loose and unraveling. The sheath somewhat shrunken; the blade no longer inserts. Knife 39.8 cm.