Jambiya (dagger) and scabbard with kard (knife)

Production date
19th Century
Curved two-edged Arabic dagger: hilt held to tang with 2 pins, the top one missing its decoration and the lower with a gold filigree domed "button"; blade with central ridge and watered decoration. Scabbard of wood covered with brown leather decorated with relief geometric patterns and terminating a domed round ball. Small kard (knife) with wooden hilt and plain blade fits into upper scabbard exterior; throat of scabbard lined with red felt.
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Object Detail

Production place
Length: 41.1cm (16 3/16")
Length: 26.6cm (10 1/2")
Width: 6.5cm (2 9/16")
Dimensions (LxWxH): 300 x 55 x 48mm (11 13/16 x 2 3/16 x 1 7/8")
Length: 17.9cm (7 1/16")
Length: 10.3cm (4 1/16")
Width: 1.5cm (9/16")
Associated person notes
by Babeker Aga in Kurdistan, 1920s
Associated notes
see biographical record for Dick Barker
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