19/20C Omani / Saudi Arabian 92%+ Silver
& Horn Jambiya, sold
In good condition, an early 20C / late 19C, 92%+ silver hilt (solid
silver or thick plate) Omani / Saudi Jambiya, with horn grip.
A very good Omani / Saudi jambiya, the silver work is above average.
The grip is silver on horn. The 7 1/4 inch steel blade is firm in
the grip. There is some wear damage to the base skirt of the grip
section which indicates the metal, at least there, is solid silver.
A lovely silver rich jambiya for only £?. Please quote item
reference number L61 (1203). Full sized / further images available
92%+ Silver content result: We conducted a professional acid silver
test on an obscure part of this Jambiya. The acid solution turned
blood red, indicating 92%+ silver content, and stayed that colour,
indicating the item (hilt) is either solid silver (in places, at
least where we tested) or is very thick silver plating (see below
for image of test).