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Old 22nd December 2011, 03:22 PM   #1
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I have a Jambiyah small knife, how old this piece may be, where it comes from? Only soft metal blade, handle is silver.
Another question is too small knife handle. Silver working what the sign on the back mean? how old can handle this and be where it comes from?
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Old 22nd December 2011, 03:44 PM   #2
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I don't think its a jambiya... Looks more like a knife from Nepal/Tibet region, although teh shape of scabbard is throwing me off
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Old 22nd December 2011, 03:45 PM   #3
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These knives are called shafras it is a form of companion knife that goes with a jambiya or khanjar.
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Old 22nd December 2011, 04:43 PM   #4
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As Lew says these are called Shafra. The bottom item (complete) is, depending on size kept in a sleeve behind a Jambiya, or in a seperate scabbard---pic attached. The top item is a HANDLE ONLY of a Yemeni knife----pic attached of this also.
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Old 22nd December 2011, 05:44 PM   #5
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Hello
Thanks for your answers.
I'm not speaking English, so I've written Jambiya small knife.
Here are some pictures of my Jambiyas. then again this would also have more knowledge.
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Old 23rd December 2011, 02:07 AM   #6
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Your English is fine. The Jambiya you show in the order they appear come from Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen, Dharia dagger from Western Saudi Arabia, and the last two are from Yemen. A nice selection and thanks for showing.
Hope this is of help.
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Old 23rd December 2011, 10:18 AM   #7
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hello Kahnjar
many thanks for your answer.
I've forgotten a Jambiya. With so many pieces, is sometimes lost the overview. smile
is not that big of Yemen? Wahabis?
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Old 23rd December 2011, 06:31 PM   #8
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Big Jambiya---popular name Wahabite, but correctly Dharia and from Western Saudi Arabia (Hijaz/Asir area).
New pic is from Yemen.
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Old 24th December 2011, 03:53 AM   #9
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Default Beautiful jambiya!

Thank you for sharing.
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Old 24th December 2011, 07:31 AM   #10
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Your English is fine. The Jambiya you show in the order they appear come from Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen, Dharia dagger from Western Saudi Arabia, and the last two are from Yemen. A nice selection and thanks for showing.
Hope this is of help.
Regards Stuart
Salaams kahnjar1~ Second one from the bottom at #5 is a classic Omani Khanjar on an Omani geometric design cloth belt in this case with a little brass buckle.... Baatina Coast.
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Old 24th December 2011, 07:46 AM   #11
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These knives are called shafras it is a form of companion knife that goes with a jambiya or khanjar.
Salaams Lew ~ The Shafra is the term for the Yemeni work knife and or the Saudia weapon but matched to the Jambiyya etc whilst in Oman it is called simply The Sikkeen(knife) except in the Musandam where they are a slightly different style and term the work knife Shehe after the main family group The Shehu... and matched to the Khanjar or worn separately since up there the Iconic weapon is not the Khanjar but is the Jerrs Axe however that work knife does spill over and is occasionally used behind Khanjars in the peripheral Musandam areas and in Northern Oman. Theres a nice thread on that somewhere down the list obtainable by typing Ras al Khaimah into search and go to Archers thread please..
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hello together
so reserved from the vacation.
many thanks for your answers.
you never stop learning. smile
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