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Two Upper Africa Daggers

Mervyn Mitton

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There are great numbers of these small belt daggers in the different Countries that make-up the upper African countries.

Individual tribes will often have their own style and of course, they are sold and bartered throughout the area.

The larger - top one - is quite well made and covered in camel skin. Probably an old piece of metal was put in as the blade.

I suspect Somalia or, Eritrea could be it's home.

The small Arab Jambiya could be from any of the Arab countries on the Med.. Although, it does have the look of an Egyptian bazaar sale item ? It has been worn as can be seen by the wear on the back.

I will show a few extra pictures - as always comments are most welcome.

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