Middle east & caucasus

Very Good Yemenite Thouma Jambiya Dagger

Yemenite Thouma Jambiya Dagger

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Origin: Sama'a. Yemen

Date: Early 20C.


The Yemenite Jambiya style Thouma is worn by the highest ranking people in the Yemenite society: Imams, Judges, Scholars and other aristocratic people. The Thouma daggers are therefore made by leading silversmiths and are rich in decorations. The Thouma is characterized by the wide blades, large I shaped handle and wide belt with silver attachments.

The exemplar shown below is very typical although not in the top range. The blade is 8 1/2 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 pierced silver (Low silver). This Jambiya comes with its original wide belt. Total length of belt 34 inches. Very good condition.



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