Middle east & caucasus

Short Daharia (Sabiki) Jambiya Dagger

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Origin: Yemen, Saudi Arabiya

Date: First half of the 20 C.


Daharia daggers (also callaed Sabiki in some places) are common dagger in the Hijaz, Asir and Jizan regions of western Yemen and South Saudi Arabia. Sizes vary from long dagger  to short swords.  The word Daharia is derived  from Dhura’eyah – arm long dagger (free translation). The Daharia is worn with a wide leather belt horizontally across the body

The Daharia offered here is a short version, double edged blade, horn grips bound with copper grip strap. Both handle and scabbard are mounted with silver panels and bands with granulation work and turquoise stone settings.

Blade 10 inches. Total length 16 inches. Good condition. Solder repairs on the back of the scabbard.



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