Jambiya Knife


This Jambiya is a functional replica of the historic design found in Persia and India.
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Circa 1400's

The Jambiya is found in every country that has been inhabited by the Arabs, from Turkey to the Balkans, even in Spain. It is unsure how old this exotic knife type is. Our offering is of the form found in Persia and India and is worn at the stomach under a sash or belt. Beautiful solid hardwood grip with decorative rondels. Hardwood scabbard covered in thin black leather with nickel tip.
  • Overall: 14-3/8"
  • Blade: 8-1/4" long, 2" wide, 3/16" thick
  • Wt: 12 oz



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Good buy, great retailer
First of all, I am totally pleased with the knife itself. You folks did a really good job on the sharpening. Ergonomically, the handle and my hand are an excellent fit, and it is quite easy to wield this double-edged beauty.
The major drawback is the sheath included with the Jambiya. While pleasing to the eye, functionally it is a disater. The fit between sheath and blade is so loose that the knife could easily fall out if I bent over,  But then again, I'm not in the desert, I have no reason or desire to employ this weapon tactically, and I sincerely doubt that it would fit very comfortably under a rigger's belt. And I have no immediate plans to start wearing traditional Arab attire, but were I ever to do so, the jambiya will be under my sash over the belly.
Altogether, I consider this an excellent purchase. I will continue to add to my collection with the valued assistance of Atlanta Cutlery.
- Dennis, January 29, 2019 | Verified Purchase
Very good knife
I love this knife, the fit and finish is first rate. I don’t know if I should display it or use it
- Robert, December 21, 2018 | Verified Purchase
Giving it 5 stars because my friend got a tighter sheath though mine was loose, i think it was a fluke. It was pretty easy to righten with some glue and a cedar shim.
Hands down the BEST jambiya on the market both in looks and functionality. Have to learn the trick of resheathing it properly since it has that sudden curve. Also the sharpening was rather good. Would have put a more thin edge on it myself rather than a second bevel but at the size here, its just as good. Contemplating buying another one for modification.
- Timothy, December 09, 2016 | Verified Purchase

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