Fine Early Moroccan Koumaya / Jambiya Dagger - 11834

The Moroccan version of the Arab Jambiya dagger is locally called Koumaya and characterized by a slender blade, usually dual edged at its lower half and single edge at the top. There is a big variety in the decoration styles and quality of the handles and scabbards. This one is a fine example, circa 1900probably South Morocco. Good quality, 9 inches blade, brass handle and scabbard with finely chiseled and engraved silver front and enameled and nielloed collar and scabbard mouth. Big decorative carrying rings. Total length 16 inches. This Koumaya comes with its baldric carrying cotton rope. Very good condition.