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Fine and Early Moroccan Koumaya Dagger with Horn Handle

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Origin: Marrakesh, Morocco

Date: 1889

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This fine Koumaya  Dagger is coming from Marrakesh, Morocco. Early exemplar of massive handle and scabbard. Classical blade, double edged at its lower half  and single edged at the top. The handle is carved from a massive piece of R horn widening toward the pommel and mounted with heavy silver pommel cover known as “Hanzer ” type (See E. Claude below).  Heavy silver scabbard.

Both the silver scabbard and the pommel top are proofed marked in several places. The proof mark is dated to 307 , probably standing for 1307 (1889 in the Gregorian Calendar)

Blade 9 1/2 inches. Total length 15 1 /2 inches. very good condition. Small dent at the scabbard tip. The handle silver collar is repaired.

For a similar Koumaya see: Eric Claude ” The small Catalog of Moroccan and Algerian Edged Weapons” , page 52 – 53
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