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Original 19th Century North African Brass Mounted Jambiya Dagger with Scabbard c. 1860

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Original Item: Only One Available. Jambiya, also spelled janbia, janbiya, and jambia (Arabic: جنبية‎ janbīyah), is the Arabic term for dagger, but it is generally used to describe a specific type of dagger with a short curved blade. The term jambiya is used in various Arab countries and India, it is closely associated with the people of Yemen and is prevalent among Muslim men in the Horn of Africa (primarily the Afars of Djibouti).

If you look at original photographs of LAWRENCE OF ARABIA in his traditional Arab robes, this is exactly the type of ARAB Dagger Captain T.E. Lawrence carried in his waistband. This is the Classic Arab Dagger of the Sinai and great deserts of the Middle East that stretch all the way down to Yemen and the Oman on the Indian Ocean.

This is a classic JAMBIYA dagger featuring a gently curved blade in a matching scabbard, both highly decorated. This particular style is usually seen in North Africa, particularly in Algiers. Overall length of this example is 14 ½ inches in the impressive scabbard, 9 inches on its own. The blade is double edged and 10 inches in length, with a longer edge on the inside, as is typical for these daggers.

The hilt is silver/brass mounted, with a lovely powder flask shaped large wooden grip made from red hardwood. The scabbard is brass, with both sides covered with embossed designs matching those on the dagger. The amount of work that went into decorating this scabbard is simply amazing, as is the level of detail.

Most eye catching and ready to display!

Blade length: 9”
Blade Style: Double Edged Curved
Overall length: 14 ½”
Crossguard: 2”
Scabbard Length: 10"

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