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Dagger (jambiya) and scabbard

RCIN 62472

Grand Vestibule, Windsor Castle

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This hooked bladed dagger is known as a jambiya. This style of dagger was associ­ated with parts of the Arabian Peninsula, in particular with Yemen. It is possible that the blade was made by Yemeni craftsmen working in India.