Middle east & caucasus

Very Good Whole Silver Abdi Jambiya Dagger from Hadhramout

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Origin: Yemen

Date: Early 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. 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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