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Old 7th January 2017, 05:57 PM   #4
G. Mansfield
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Beautiful majdali you have there with great quality and little to no losses. Although reasonably common, the older one's are harder to find without the losses of inlays, cracks, or insect damage to the horn.

Here are a few that I have gathered within the past few years. The left is actually from Jordan and a newer tourist piece but still relevant in shape and design. The next to right has "Lathaniel" etched into the back side of the sheath. The third from left (without sheath) is presumably the oldest and the closest example to yours. And the piece on the right with the leather throat sheath is dated 1944 Arabic with an untranslated maker. Glad to see some other examples and variations, especially the ottoman influenced sheath.

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