Rare Ancient Saber / Sword from Central Asia, 9-10 C. - 8815

Up for sale is this rare and ancient Saber / sword of the earliest form, circa 9-10 C. excavated in Central Asia. The slightly curved blade is 32 inches (about 1 inch is missing from the tip) 7 inches back edge. Original and very interesting cross guard. Excavated condition but very solid. This sword was excavated in Central Asia with a lot of other swords, all dates to the 9th or 10th C. It is believed that this saber is one of the earliest sabers known. Swords from this period are very rare.