Very Good Omani "Saidi" Jambiya Dagger - 14879

A very good Arab Jambiya dagger, early 20 C. from Oman, in the royal style known as Al-Bu-Said, or Saidi style. It has 7 inches curved and dual edge blade with a central rib. The hilt is rhino horn covered silver filigree pieces. The scabbard is L shaped covered with leather and silver plate and mounted with filigree silver locket and chape. The belt attachment is made of complicate arrangements of seven silver rings and twisted silver wire. The total length is 12 inches. Good condition. Several losses to the silver pieces on the handle. later repairs. late back leather cover.