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Omani Jambiya Edged Weapon and Scabbard From Oman
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This is an interesting, older Mid-Eastern jambiya, dating around the mid 1800's (though possibly earlier) from Oman. The grip is horn with many, many of little silver studs covering one side - and a design on the top. Unfortunately, some of silver studs around the edges are missing, but the work that it took to place all of them can be seen and imagined - amazing. The double-edged blade of this edged weapon has a high central ridge on either side and measures 7 1/2 - 8 1/4 inches long. There is some areas of oxidation and a little rust on the blade, but it looks like it would clean up well. The horn grip is 4 5/8 inches long and 3 3/8 inches wide across the top. The scabbard is fabric, thread and leather over wood with 3 rings (which appear to be bronze) attached across the middle. The thread work on the scabbard has seen some wear and some threads are broken and/or frayed and there is a little fraying of the cloth at the throat. The leather on the back is in pretty good condition but does show wear and rubbing. Overall, this is a very nice piece ...... SOLD