Moroccan Koummya Dagger, ca. 1900

Moroccan Koummya Dagger, ca. 1900

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Moroccan Koummya Dagger, ca. 1900
Moroccan Koummya Dagger, ca. 1900
Moroccan Koummya Dagger, ca. 1900
Moroccan Koummya Dagger, ca. 1900

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Morocco is part of the Maghrib region of North Africa and has close cultural and ethnic ties to the Arabs. The koummya dagger is the traditional sidearm of the Berber tribes of southeastern Morocco and is very similar to the Arab Jambiya. While the form is typical, variations in design, materials, and workmanship vary. This example features a curved 8 5/8" blade of typical form, sharpened on the inside edge and about 4" of the outside edge. Black wood grip with silver and brass pommel cap with incised line decoration. Brass ferrule with geometric design. Heavy brass covered wood scabbard punched with design of circles and dots. Two decorative brass carrying mounts with large rings. Overall length 14 7/8", 16 1/4" in scabbard. For similar examples see Figure 9, “Islamic Weapons, Maghrib to Moghul”, by Anthony Tirri.

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  • Reference #
  • ED307
  • Category
  • Militaria & Weapons
  • Department
  • Antiques
  • Year
  • ca. 1900
  • Dimensions
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  • Condition
  • Good
  • Material
  • brass, silver, wood, steel