Middle east & caucasus

Very Good Indo-Arab Jambiya Dagger

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Origin: India

Date: Late 19 C.

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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 late 19C. , larger than usual. Very well forged steel blade with a pronounced central rib. Massive horn handle decorated with brass and steel nails. Well made leather covered scabbard with finely stitched sem. Pierced brass tip.

Blade length 8 1/2  inches. Total 15 inches. Very good plus condition.

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