Middle east & caucasus

Fine Heavy Silver Abdi Jambiya Dagger from Hadhramout

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Origin: Yeme, Hadhramouth

Date: Early 20 C.

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The endless variety of styles and shapes of the Yemenite Jambiya dagger  invites also some very good  finds like this Abdi style Jambiya coming from Hadhramout region in South Yemen.

The name Abdi is given to many styles with the whole silver scabbards and high raising scabbard end with large Thum (Garlic) tip. This style comes to a very fine expression in the Jambiya offered here.  Heavy silver scabbard with long curved uprising silver tip. Very well made wide and solid blade with a central rib. Horn handle  with bulbous pommel set with silver plaques and rondels. The pommel shape is typical to Hadhramout made daggers.

Blade  7 inches (18 cm) long 2 1/2 inches (8 cm) wide.  Total length 13 inches (33 cm). Very good condition. Scabbard silver weight 700 Greams.  Original leather back and original green leather strips binding the back side cover.

For a very similar Abdi Jambiya see: Stephen Gracie “Jambiya Daggers from the Ancient Souqs of Yemen” page 141 Fig 3.1
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