Fine Moroccan Koumaya Dagger Hanzer Style, Dated 1318 (1900)

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1,495$ Exl. VAT

Origin: Marrakech, Morocco

Date: 1900

This fine Koumaya Dagger is most probably coming from Marrakech, Morocco. The style is known as “Hanzer” with the scabbard and pommel silver are of straight lines.  This style was very popular in Marrakech, hence the attribution.

Classical blade, double edged at its lower half  and single edged at the top. The blade is stamped with a maker mark. The handle is carved from a massive piece of R horn. The pommel head  and the scabbard are made of heavy silver, engraved and chased in a classical Moroccan design. The scabbard is stamped with several silver proof mark, one indicating a date 318 (standing for 1318 in the Islamic calendar – 1900 in the Gregorian calends). This Koumaya comes with very fine baldric made of orange color cotton threads.

Blade 9 inches (23 cm) long, total length 16 inches (41 cm). Very good condition. The pommel Minor dents on the silver. Fine authentic and rare koumaya.

For similar daggers see: Eric Claude “The small Catalog of Moroccan and Algerian Edged Weapons”  page 53


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