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Ottoman Albanian dagger
Ottoman Albanian dagger
Ottoman Albanian dagger
Ottoman Albanian dagger
Ottoman Albanian dagger
Ottoman Albanian dagger
Ottoman Albanian dagger
Ottoman / Albanian jambiya
second half 19th century
Indo-Persian arms
Ref. od0006
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An impressive Jambiya dagger with a massive one-piece I shaped handle of walrus ivory. The large blade (32 cm) sports a smooth central rib with only minor surface pitting. The base width of the blade runs smoothly into the the handles outer edges. A design feature which contributes to the firm character of the dagger. An impressive item that has aged beautifully. No scabbard. 480 grams.

- George Cameron Stone, A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armour, page 313, fig. 12
- Robert Elgood, The Arms of Greece and her Balkan neighbours in the Ottoman Period, p. 252 fig. 320
- Robert Hales, Islamic and Oriental Arms & Armour, p.86, fig 196



48cm (18.9inch )