Middle east & caucasus

Very Good Yemenite Thouma Jambiya Dagger

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Origin: Sana'a , Yemen

Date: Early 20C.


The Yemenite Jambiya style Thouma is worn by the highest ranks people in the Yemenite society: Imams, Judges, Scholars and other aristocratic people.  The Thouma is characterized by the wide blades, large I shaped handle and wide belt with silver attachments.

The Thouma shown below is large exemplar not in the top range.  The blade is 9 inches long and 3 inches wide. Double edged and with a central rib. The handle is dark horn decorated with steel nails and mounted with imitation brass coins. The scabbard is wood covered with red velvet on the front side and a long pierced brass. Original leather back cover.

Very good condition. Belt missing.



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