Fine Gilded Indo-Arab Jambiya made for a Youngster
Indo-Arab Jambiya Dagger
Origin: Central India
The demand for high quality Jambiya daggers in Arabia brought Arab dealers to look for such in the bigger and better regarded blade making places. Mostly in Turkey and/or India. In India, specifically in Hyderabad many such daggers were produced for the high class Arab customers. The results are also known as Indo-Arab Jambiya, a class of its own. It is a fine mix of Arab and Indian styles of weaponry and decoration. The shape is of a classical Arab style where as the materials and decoration is classical 19C. Indian.
The exemplar shown here is a small dagger, most probably made for a youngster . Blade quality is very good: Curved and double edged with a pronounced central rib. The handle and scabbard are finely chased gilded copper with intricate floral design and with a high rising globular tip of the scabbard, also known as Thum. Blade length 5 inches. Total 9 inches. Very good condition.
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