Original Victorian Era Sudanese "Jarred" Long Throwing Dart

Item Description

Original Item: One Only. Very seldom encountered, this is known as a "JARRED".or "JARID". It is an all-steel throwing dart, a design that actually originates in what is today Turkey in the 17th Century or even before. From there it spread all over the Ottoman Empire and near East.

These were last knowingly used by Dervish horseman when attacking British Infantry at the Battle of Omdurman in 1898. These were thrown, very accurately, from short range into the British Square or Lines and were surprisingly effective. By the time of the 1898 Battle of Omdurman however, the fire power of the British troops was so effective that few mounted Dervishes got close to the British formations before being cut down by Rifle or Maxim gun fire.

21" overall length with two decorated brass collars with leather bound grip in between. Wicked 4" head with barbs behind.

See STONE'S GLOSSARY pages 319 and 320 for more information. Ready to Display.
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