Middle east & caucasus

Very Good Indo-Arab Jambiya Dagger

15391 Category:

1,195$ Exl. VAT

Origin: India

Date: Second half of the 19 C.

The demand for high quality Jambiya daggers in Arabia brought Arab dealers to look for such in the bigger and better regarded blade making places. Mostly in Turkey and/or India. In India, specifically in Hyderabad many such daggers were produced for  the high class Arab customers. The results are also known as Indo-Arab Jambiya, a class of its own. It is a fine mix of Arab and Indian styles of weaponry and decoration. The shape is of a classical Arab style where as the materials and decoration is classical 19C. Indian.

The exemplar shown here is second half of the 19C.  Very well forged steel blade with a pronounced central rib. Silver  handle decotrated with gold inlay . Wood  scabbard covered with velvet and pierced silver tip.

Blade length 8  inches. Total 13 inches. Very good condition. scabbard mouth lightly worn.


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