- Dated: circa 1840
- Measurements: 30 inches long overall
- More on the Flyssa Sword
Long Islamic sword from Algeria with Flyssa characteristic, yet very similar to the yataghan sword which was also used in North Africa under the Ottomans. The sword has a strong steel blade, thick spine and back edge, bothe sides inlaid with brass designs.
The end of the blade features a ‘yelman’ type chamfered back edge and broadening edge towards the tip. The hilt grips of wood or bone, rivetted with steel, solid steel around the hilt, very sturdy fighting.
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