Middle east & caucasus

Yemenite Thouma Jambiya Dagger

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Origin: Sana'a , Yemen

Date: Second half of the 20 C.


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. Double edged blade  with a pronounced central rib. The handle is horn decorated with steel nails and mounted with imitation brass coins. The scabbard is pierced silver (Low silver). This Jambiya comes with its original fabric  belt mounted with silver amulet containers.

Blade 8 inches long,  2 1/2  inches wide. Total length 15 inches. Belt length 39 inches. Very good condition. Second half of the 20th C.



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