Antique Islamic Sword Moroccan Algerian Flyssa 19th c
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Directory: Popular Collectibles: Militaria: Edged Weapons: Pre 1900: item # 1124273
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Antique 19th century superb quality Islamic Flyssa – Iflisen from Maghrib, the national sword of the Kabyles - Berber tribe of Morocco and Algeria. Most of these types of swords come much shorter, this particular one is an extremely long example of these swords, which is rarely seen.
An extremely well made hand forged steel sturdy and very heavy straight single edged blade with a very long spear point used to break - open mail armou. The blade is widest at about the centre of percussion (roughly at a third of its length from the point), narrowing in an easy curve to about half this width, and then widening again to nearly its maximum at the hilt decorated on both sides with a chiseled and brass inlaid in Kabyles tribal design.
The brass hilt is of characteristic form with a styled animal head pommel decorated with a deeply hand chiseled design of foliage and scrolls.
In its original wooden scabbard elaborately carved in a traditional geometric pattern mounted with brass bands.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length in the scabbard: 100.7 cm (42 1/8 in). Overall length without the scabbard: 99 cm (39 in). Length of the blade 87 cm (34 1/4 in).
REFERENCES: “Les Armes Blanches du Monde Islamique” Page 52to 56. “A glossary of the Construction, decoration and Use of Arms and Armor” by George Cameron Stone Page 234-236.
CONDITION: In very good condition.
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