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Yemeni Horn Silver Studded Jambiya Dagger


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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1920: Item # 934443
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This is a very graceful and beautiful dagger from Yemen. It measures 12.5" long, and 6" across and weighs 12 ounces. The handle has two pounded coins affixed, and the surface has a nubby texture to it. I believe it may be either Giraffe or Rhino horn. The leather sheath is embellished with hand worked silver studs and filigrees, ending with a silver end cap with loop. This was made approximately 1880-1920 for ceremonial dress use, so the blade is unsharpened and chromed.