A finely crafted long Moroccan sword, similar to a Kodachi. A beautiful work of art, with an ornately decorated sheath and heavily deocrated handle. The blade is made of local iron, offset twice and double-edged, forged with a slight curve. Sourced from the Azlag Dagger Cooperative in central Morocco, the blade is a signature design of the dagger makers of Kelaat M’Gouna.
Materials used include stainless metal alloys–metal (silver, copper, brass, iron) alloys are sourced from Marrakech and is used to create the sheath of the dagger.
Large scissors are used to cut the steel/silver alloy into a dagger shape for the blade. When a metal sheet is cut to size, the artisans use a tagont to mold the metal into its final shape for the sheath. Then a sizou, a nail used to carve the metal, is used to tap in the ornate designs. Two metal rings attached to sheath allow for easy display. The blade is dull with light wear. For decorative use only.