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 The [swords] that were renowned and had a name and were inherited as heirlooms always by the first born sons,are the following. They did not carry them, however; but hey kept them as precious heirlooms.
 [Those that have a name among. the Bet-Abrehe are the following].
 1. Black [of Gabres]. 2. Eldy, and 3. Lebleb (probably from lablaba "he hurt"), [belonging to Hasala son of Tasfachon. 4. Narrow [of Harsoy]. 5. Black-white [of Bula],
 [Among the Habab is known:]
 6. Narrow [of Gaweg].
 [Among the Ad Takles are known :]
 7. Albenay [of Naseh]. 8. Handmaids-worth, [belonging to the Ad Geme ]. 9. Half-silver [belonging to the Ad Derar]. 10. Black, and n.KabUlay [belonging to the Ad Nauraddln]. 12. Cutter [belonging to the Ad Tedros].
 [Among the c Ad Temaryam:]
 13. Quick [of Sekkar]. 14. Shed [of Eshaq]. 15. All-killer ! ) [of CAH son of Gabres].
 16. Black [of Be emnat]. 17. Black [of Ezaz son of Gerenat]. 18. Cutter [of Fekak].
 [Among the (jemmegan, in Tigrina Dembezan, i. e. the region between Ad Taklezan and Wara:] 19. Piercer. 20. Soldier. 21. White
 The names of some other swords [not owned by a known family or man] are the following:
 22. Marrow-eater. 23. Shearing. 24. Hurting. 25. Goats-worth. 26. Dark-speckled. 27. Handmaids-worth. 28. Cutter. 29. Erring.
 The swords are judged by their marks, and are called "valuable" or "of little value." And each species has a name.
 A. Afrengi B. MaJiawt C. Kar D. Abutfes E. Bonkay.
 Their marks are the following.
 A. The Afrengi species.
 1. The Afrengi from Sennar" is valuable. Its marks are: above the pommel ') four lines along side each other, a span long. And this is called the " Afrengi with four streams."
 2. But if together with the four lines there is a drum or a lion or a serpent or a fly [carved on it, it is called "Afrengl Selemani;" and this is more valuable than the foregoing.
 3. The "Black Afrengi" is from Kabasa. Its mark is: a broad line, a span long, above the pommel, and there is a fly on it. It is the "Black Afrengi" and is also valuable; and they are all [three] costly.
 B. The Mahawl species.
 1. The "Rhinoceros-hoof Mahawl" is valuable. Its marks are: three lines, a span long, above its pommel, and two crescents with their openings facing each other, and also the hoof of a rhinoceros. It is costly.
 2. The "Running-stream Mahawl" however, has the lines reaching to its point; it is cheap. Or, again, if one of the lines is a little longer, and the two others are shorter, and if the crescents face outward, it is [also] called the "Running stream Mahawl, and it is of little value, too.
 C. The Kar species.
 i. The "Closed Kar" has the following marks: it is "closed" (i. e. without carving) from the pommel upward for a span, and after that there is a broad line on it; or, again, together with the closed space below, it is "closed" also above, beginning from the point; for a span, and the broad line is in
 i) In these descriptions the sword is always imagined point up.
 the middle, and half of it is ornamented with small irregular lines: it is valuable. Its price is like [that of], the Afrengi. And it is called the "Closed Kar" or the "Erring."
 2. But if the Kar is carved with a broad line up to the point, it is of little value; and it is the sword of the highwaymen only.
 D. The Abut'es species.
 The Abut`es has under its pommel ') a square ornamented with little irregular lines; and above the pommel it has a broad line, a span long. It is of little value. And when it is used in striking, it has sometimes a "dark day."
 E. The Bonkay species is also of little value.