This Jambiya dagger has a sharpened blade forged from damascus steel and the skillful melding of two different steels into a single blade by the bladesmith is self-evident in the vibrant patterning throughout the blade. The contoured grip is well polished wood and the guard plate is brass. The dagger is matched with a wooden scabbard which is tightly bound in leather.
A traditional sidearm originating from Yemen, the Jambiya is traditionally worn on the waist tucked into a sash. This dual-edged fighting knife is light and well-capable of deep cuts and fierce punctures and its wide blade with a pronounced center ridge gives it considerable durability and rigidity. Though originating from Yemen the Jambiya is strongly represented parts of Saudi Arabia and the dagger found its way to Persia and the Ottoman Empire where it was adopted into more local forms.