Item #: 1002-136 -- A Yemeni Jambiya -- $175.00
A mid-20th century Yemeni jambiya in a leather sheath. The handle of wood, frontally studded with nails and two copper coin bosses, with silver filigreed lower mount. The broad blade of traditional form with central ridge and heavy point. The sheath possibly a replacement, of leather over a two-piece wooden core, retained with leather lashing in pairs, also providing frontal decoration. Overall GC; the sheath possibly later, the blade with surface rust and in need of care and cleaning. Overall 36 cm. at the widest dimension in the sheath.