Rare Gusbi Jambiya Dagger With Rino Horn Hilt, Yemen - 14859
One of the rarest forms of the Arab Jambiya is the Gusbi from Hadramaut, an arid coastal area in the south of Yemen along the Arabian see. Although the blade and handle are similar to those on common Arab Jambiya, the Gusbi is characterized by the considerably up-curving scabbard tip, with the chape (scabbard tip) sometimes higher than the pommel. Here is such a beautiful example of a Gusbi. 9 inches long and 2 1/2 inches wide curved blade with a pronounced central rib. I shaped grip cut from rhino horn and mounted with silver decorative mounts. The wood scabbard is covered with tooled leather (later) and mounted with long silver chape. Very good condition. Authentic. Mid 20C.