Unusual Koumaya Dagger from Morocco - 0684
This interesting dagger is a rare variant of the Moroccan Koumaya curved dagger. The unusual part is the blade shape: It is heavy, deeply curved, single edge (the edge is on the concave side) with a fuller along the spine. Very much in the shape of a claw of bird of prey, (or that of the Velociraptor in the Jurasic Park . 8 ½ inches blade length 14 inches total length, hilt and scabbard of heavy chased silver in very typical Moroccan design, with Moroccan silver coins embedded in the sheath (see also item 0537 in this category).