Fine Yemenite Thouma Jambiya Dagger - 14582

This Yemenite Jambiya dagger from Sana'a is also know as Thouma and it is carried mostly by high ranking peoples in the Yemenite society. The blade is wide, double edged with a pronounced central rib 9 inches long and 3 inches wide. The handle is carved from wood core (?) covered with heavy layer of yellow / orange lacquer. The handle is decorated with iron nails and imitation brass coins. The scabbard is large with very fine silver filigree work. This Jambiya comes with its original wide belt adorned with silver accessories also with fine silver filigree work. Total length of belt 35 inches. Very good condition. Small repairs on the back of the belt. Rare and authentic Jambiya, early 20 C.