Dagger Called Jambiya - Yemen - Late 19th Century - Early 20th Century flag

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"Dagger Called Jambiya - Yemen - Late 19th Century - Early 20th Century"
SWORD called Jambiya
Yemen, late 19th - early 20th century 
Marine ivory, steel, wood and silver
Total length: 42 ; Blade length: 28 cm

Dagger with a curved steel blade with a gold damascus heel, double edge and median ridge. The handle, called saifani, is made of marine ivory and is carved in a curved manner.
The wooden scabbard is covered in silver with relief decoration of pearled fillets and marked with four punches. It ends in a point with a flower bud ornament. A symbol of prestige, this dagger refers to the social status of its owner. Worn on the belt, it is considered a masculine accessory.

Reference : 1118
Text and photos © FCP CORIDON
Price: 2 450 €
Period: 20th century
Style: Other Style
Condition: Good condition

Reference: 1037039
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