Original WWI Pair of Saudi Arabian Jambiya Daggers With Scabbards from the "Arab Revolt" Era

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Original Items: One set of two only. The 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 he carried in his waist band. 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. 

Here are two, a neat pair of horn hilted Saudi Arabian Jambya Daggers each with a re-enforced 7" double edged blade and 11" in overall length. These are very similar in style of manufacture, and were produced at the time of the "ARAB REVOLT", led by T. E. Lawrence during WWI. This event was the subject of the great Movie LAWRENCE OF ARABIA starring Peter O'Toole and Jack Hawkins.

Each comes in its heavy plain brown leather scabbard, which were worn in a sash across one's middle as seen in photographs. The standard Arab fighting knife of that period and area. Ready to display!

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