Middle east & caucasus

Fine Whole Silver Abdi Jambiya Dagger from Hadhramout

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Origin: Hadhramout, Yemen

Date: First half of the 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 well demonstrated in the Jambiya offered here.  Heavy silver scabbard with long curved uprising silver tip.

Very well made and solid blade with a central rib. R Horn handle  with bulbous pommel set with old Islamic  silver coins.  The pommel shape is typical to Hadhramout made daggers.

Blade  8 inches long 2 inches wide.  Total length 12 1/2  inches. Very good condition. It should be noted that the blade and handle are earlier than the scabbard, may be around 1900. The scabbard is later, around 1950 but made for this dagger. Silver coins are worn.  The leather cover at the back of the scabbard is  later.

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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