Antique Silver Mounted Islamic Yemeni Arab Dagger Khanjar Jambiya

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Antique Rare type of Silver mounted Islamic, Yemeni, Arab dagger, Khanjar Jambiya with an accompanying knife, 19th century, Yemen.
A shaped hilt composed of sheets of silver decorated in filigree and bead work, with a scrolling pattern and rosettes, mounted with a broad, slightly curved, double-edged blade formed with a pronounced medial ridge on each side.

Silver scabbard lined inside with a wooden insert, is affixed with a large suspension mount and richly adorned in filigree and bead work ensuite with the scabbard. Back of the silver scabbard covered in leather and attach with the pockets with accompanying knife.


Overall length of the dagger, sheathed in the scabbard: 25 cm (9.84 inches).

CONDITION: with signs of age and usage, edge of the blade near the tip is chipped.
Please see all 20 pictures in the listing as they are part of the object's condition description.

Yemeni jambiya blades nearly always are weak since they are made for ceremonial purposes, intended to be worn by men on the outsides of their clothing as the symbol of male honor and the status symbol of the owners to show off their wealth and social class and almost mystical to some.

The word Jambiya is derived from the Arabic word for "side," because the dagger is usually worn on the side of a person.


The Arms and Armour of Arabia in 18th-19th and 20 centuries" by Robert Elgood.

The buyer will be provided with copies of the pages from these two mentioned references along with a certificate of authenticity.

Item Details

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Militaria & Weapons
Edged Weapons & Knives
Antiques (approx100yrs)
19th century
(Width x Height X Depth)
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Silver and iron