Oman dagger jambiya with silver and turquoise inlay

Oman dagger jambiya with silver and turquoise inlay

 An unusual form of Omani Dagger related to the Jambiya. The hilt darkwood ebony? of flattened cylinder form mounted with silver siligree and twisted silver wire decoration, good strong curved steel blade with raised central ridge. The end of the hilt has silver decoration similar to jambiyas in the 'mecca' style the centre inlaid with a bright blue stone of turquoise type. The sheath covered with leather with incised and raised decoration. interesting and hard to find antique dagger, circa 1900. arab yemeni jambiya wahabite hadramout middle eastern

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