An excellent North Indian Jambiya

1,400.00

A very good example of tombak technique, gilded red copper with floral engravings in Northern Indian style. 19th century

Materials: Gilded copper, Steel, Wood, Velvet

Description

The Jambiya originates in Persia and means ”side” The charasteristics are a J-shaped blade mostly with a central ridge. The Persian traders and mercenaries in India had their own made in India mostly in Hyderabad. This example is a Northern Indian ”Jambiya” with a fine engraved tombak hilt, fittings and a wootz blade. The handle is engraved with floral motives and foliage and so is the pommel. The multi-laminated blade has an armour piercing tip and is made of a very high quality steel. The scabbard has lovely matching fittings wich are hand sawed and also decorated in Tombak technique in North Indian style (gilded copper). A very fine example!

Condition: Good, there is some ware on the blade. The gilt on the ornaments and fittings is in overall good condition. The velvet on the scabbard is a little worn and discoloured.

Dimensions:

Hilt: 12cm
Blade: 16cm
Scabbard: 18cm
Total length: 30cm

An excellent North Indian Jambiya

An excellent North Indian Jambiya

An excellent North Indian Jambiya

An excellent North Indian Jambiya

An excellent North Indian Jambiya

An excellent North Indian Jambiya

An excellent North Indian Jambiya

An excellent North Indian Jambiya

An excellent North Indian Jambiya

An excellent North Indian Jambiya

An excellent North Indian Jambiya

An excellent North Indian Jambiya

An excellent North Indian Jambiya

An excellent North Indian Jambiya

An excellent North Indian Jambiya

An excellent North Indian Jambiya

An excellent North Indian Jambiya

An excellent North Indian Jambiya

An excellent North Indian Jambiya

An excellent North Indian Jambiya

An excellent North Indian Jambiya

An excellent North Indian Jambiya

An excellent North Indian Jambiya

An excellent North Indian Jambiya

An excellent North Indian JambiyaAn excellent North Indian Jambiya

 

An excellent North Indian Jambiya

An excellent North Indian Jambiya

An excellent North Indian Jambiya

 

 

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