Middle east & caucasus

A Saudi Daharia Long Dagger From Hijaz / Asir

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Origin: Hijaz, Arabia

Date: Mid 20C.

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A Jambiya dagger  from  south Saudi Arabia from Hijaz or Asir regions. This type of daggers were worn mounted horizontally or  semi horizontally on the belt and they are mistakenly attributed to Wahhabi  religious movement, but there is no real link to this connection.  These were the common type of long daggers in the Hijaz  and Asir regions in the west part of the Arabian peninsula along the coast line of the Red Sea. They also seen further south in Tihama  on the red see shores of western Yemen. These long daggers (actually short sword) are  also known under the names Daharia and Sabiki.

The long examplar exhibited hear has a good wide flat. Horn grips  set with brass decorative nails (one missing). The scabbard is engraved brass with a dark leather back cover (later).

Blade  18 inches long 2 1/2 inches wide. Total length 27 inches. Good condition. Old solder repair on the scabbard tip. Authentic and complete  mid 20C. Daharia dagger / Short sword.

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