Middle east & caucasus
Very Good Whole Silver Abdi Jambiya Dagger from Hadhramout
Date: Early 20 C.
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. Horn handle with set with old Islamic silver coins. Very ell made whole silver scabbard finely chased.
Blade 7 inches long 2 inches wide. Total length 13 inches. Very good condition. It should be noted that the blade and scabbard are earlier, may be around 1940. The grip is later, second half of the 20 C. The leather cover at the back of the scabbard is original.
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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