The tipical Kurdish Dagger
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Kurdish jambiya from 18th century with massive hilt carved from a solid piece of horn and wearing a large beautiful blade of traditional style, double edged with powerful central ridge reinforcement. Original wooden scabbard embellished with pressed leather decorations and large horn tip ball en suite with the hilt. An exceptionally Kurdish dagger.
This is a neat example as the rivet decorations are all old coins--one with a visible date of 1327 which is the year 1909.
Likely a common circulating coinage was used so we can place this piece to Middle East around 1909 for origin. The blade is solidly mounted, no wiggle. 8 3/4 inch blade, 14 inches overall length, Scabbard is leather over wood
Foundation For Kurdish Library & Museum