Fine Silver mounted Moroccan Koumaya Dagger - 14821

The Moroccan version of the eastern curved dagger is known as Koumaya. It is characterized by a slender blade, usually dual edged at its lower half and single edge at the top (A strong Spanish influence). There is a big variety in the decoration styles and quality of the handles and scabbards. This one is a fine example, first quarter of the 20th C. 9 inches blade with traces of etched image of a horse and rider. Silver handle and scabbard finely chiseled and engraved. Decorative carrying rings. Total length 16 inches. This Koumaya comes with original red cotton baldric belt. Very good condition. Minor losses to the silver.