Fine 'Saidi' Style Arab Jambiya, Oman - 0613
A very fine late 19th Century, rare version of the Arab Jambiya (the Arabic word for a dagger mounted on the hip). This style of daggers with the “L” shaped scabbard is called Omani, as its originate from Oman. However it is spread as well as other Jambiya’s styles all over the Arabian Peninsula. The hilt is of the specific design is known as the ‘Saidi’ style, made from Rhino horn and very richly decorated with silver filigree pieces. The scabbard is “L” shaped covered with black fabric and woven with gold colored threads. The belt attachment is made of complicate arrangements of four heavy silver rings and twisted silver wire. All scabbard and hilt mounts are chased and filigree silver.