Arab Knife / Dagger Shafra with Silver Handle - 6376

This small knife is called in Arabic as Shafra or Kusha. It is carried in a special compartment attached to the rear side of the wide belt behind the Jambiya (Khanjar) dagger. It is found all over The Arabian peninsula id varying shapes. Here the blade is 7 inches long, heavy, down curving with a shallow fuller. The grip is engraved silver. It should be noted here that several sources (Stone, Egerton and others) identify this type of knife as Nepali. Good condition. Old age patina on the blade, minor pitted spots and few dents on the silver grip.