Nice Yemeni sword kattara with silver mounts

A nice antique straight sword from Yemen Kattara. The blade of early european origin, with two deep marks on either side near the handle. The hilt of tapering form bound with leather and silver interlacing, silver wire bound, and with a large silver pommel. The scabbard of reddish leather mounted with silver, hanging loops and an elaborate protective chape.    middle eastern

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