Tuareg/Maghreb dagger

length: 14 1/4"
blade: 10"
blade width: 1 1/4"
grip and pommel: 4 1/4"
weight: 6.0 oz

Long sleeve/robe dagger collected in the Maghreb desert. Sharp blade, black leather scabbard and hilt, brass wire, "skull crusher" pommel. The pommel is a utilitarian extension of the blade and tang, the skull-crusher bit is a fanciful term adopted by Victorian-era weapons collectors and carried on to this day.