Arm Dagger with Ivory Pommel, Sudan - 6880
The most common concealed weapon in the Sahel, from Sudan to Mauritania is the arm dagger. It is worn on the arm under the sleeve blade up, grip down so it can be easily drawn, ready for use. The arm dagger varies in size and shape, but all has similar dual edge blade, I shaped grip with a disk pommel and a leather loop attached to the upper part of the scabbard. Here we offer for sale such a dagger, not so old but one of quality. A mid to late 20 C. from Sudan. Blades is 6 inches long, double-edged and very sharp. Grip is African Black Wood with Ivory disk pommel. Scabbard is tooled leather. Very good condition.