Good Silver Mounted Jambiya Dagger from Hijaz, Arabia - 14306
This type of long Jambiya dagger is common in the Western regions of Arabia, Hijaz and Asir. Sometimes it is referred to by collectors as Wahabite style. The blade is 12 1/2 inches long and plain. The handle is made of bovine horn grip richly decorated with filigree silver mounts. The scabbard is wood covered with leather and mounted with big silver locket and chape, also richly decorated with filigree work and set with red colored stone (glass ??). Total length 18 1/2 inches. Very good condition. Scratches on the blade.