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Fine Moroccan Koumaya Dagger Hanzer Style, Dated 1329 (1919)

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Origin: Morocco

Date: 1919

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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 wide piece of horn. The pommel head  and the scabbard are made of heavy silver, engraved and chased in a classical Moroccan design. Both the  pommel and the scabbard are stamped with several silver proof mark, indicating a date 1329 in the Islamic calendar – 1919 in the Gregorian calendar. This Koumaya comes with its original baldric made of orange color cotton threads.

Blade 9 inches (23 cm) long, total length 16 1/2  inches (42 cm), pommel width 4 1/2 inches (11 cm). Very good condition. 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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