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Old 19th September 2023, 12:18 AM   #1
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Default Unknown jambiya from ???

Just acquired this plain jambiyah, 28cm. Double-edged blade, tooled leather sheath, plain brass throat. Rather roughly made blade, grip material unknown, some carving. May have a pommel keeper plate. Should arrive soon. Will update as needed.
Any ideas on it's origin, etc. welcome. Listed on auction as 'African'. Arab influence?
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Old 19th September 2023, 12:54 AM   #2
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The seller was correct in describing it as African. The pattern on the scabbard looks familiar but I cannot remember where I have seen it before. My guess is Beja, as some of their daggers had similar hilts and blades and the leatherwork looks Eastern African.
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Thanks, TVV.
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Beja is a good idea (or something from around...)
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Old 20th September 2023, 05:36 PM   #5
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I had some suspicions it might be; I have also recently acquired this one, sans scabbard, tho. A more hooky one. (ruler is in inches)



saw other bejas of assorted blade types in Google images. This one has a rather curved basilard look to the grip. The googly ones had very similar scabbards to my one in post #1.
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types of Beja/Hadendoa daggers....
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Thanks for the pics, Martin.
I've even seem a few straight ones online!
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