Early 20th Century 90% Silver Mounted Long
Wahabite Jambiya, sold
In good condition, an early 20C, circa 90% silver hilt (solid silver
or thick plate) (silver mounted) long Wahabite jambiya.
A quality Saudi / Arabian Peninsular silver mounted jambiya. The
14 inch steel blade is firm in the grip. General age and wear as
to be expected. Overall 20 inches. Yours for £(too late -
but selling price divulged for 10 GBP). Please quote item reference
number O39c (1357). Full sized / further images available upon request.).
Circa 90% Silver content result: We conducted a professional acid
silver test on an obscure part of this Jambiya. The acid solution
turned light blood red, indicating around 90% 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).