I know very little about this piece. It was given to me by a friend of
the family many years ago.
The blade has always had some rust to it, and has some interesting
designs in it. The scabbard and grip are both leather.
I've decided to demote it to the "dagger" classification rather than
"swords" based on what I've seen on some forums. It appears to be
a Sudanese ceremonial dagger (a nearly identical design is available
on the web).