Original 1880 Moroccan Jambia Dagger Adorned in Silver and Brass

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. Janbiya, also spelled janbia, jambiya, 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 janbiya 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).

This example dates from the mid to later part of the Victorian era (1860-1890), circa 1880, and measures 13.5 inches overall. The 8 inch double-edged blade has a nice curve to it, and surely was able to inflict dreadful damage. The blade is mounted in a very comfortable wood handle, and bears silver fittings with intricate engraved silver. The scabbard has matching designs on the engraved cover, which is brass with silver ornaments on the front side, and all brass on the back. It has two large belt rings, one on each side, which provide ample support for a solid mounting.

In very fine condition, ready to display

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