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Jambiya Knife


This exotic knife modeled after the Jambiyas of the Arabs, found in Persia and India, has a 1055 high carbon steel blade. Solid hardwood grip with decorative rondels. Hardwood scabbard covered in thin black leather with nickel tip. Worn at the stomach under a sash or belt. Overall length 14-3/8 inches. Comes factory sharp.
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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. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts and comes factory sharp.


Attribute nameAttribute value
Overall Length14-3/8"
Blade Length8-1/4"
Blade Width2"
Blade Thickness3/16"
Material1055 High Carbon Steel


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I have been waiting for this one for a while and finally purchased it.  My expectations were small, but when I opened the box and got the first glance, I was completely blown away! First of all, the overall appearance was amazing! The handle is comfortable in the hand and is finished beautifully with the metal discs. The Blade is amazingly lighter than I had expected and almost flawless. And last but not least...I am a big fan of the scabbard! I find that the fit is appropriate for quick draw and carry on my sash and belt. I am very pleased with the sharpening service provided as well. I have made a couple other purchases from MRL just from how pleased I am from this knife. I look forward to doing more business with them soon before the Holidays! Thanks you MRL for the hard work and customer service.
- Alex, June 20, 2020 | Verified Purchase
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Worth the buy
The overall construction and craftsmanship of the dagger is nice. However the sheath is entirely too loose.
- Kahlil, April 01, 2019 | Verified Purchase
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Beautiful Jambiya Style Dagger!!!
Love this knife! I've always had a fascination with Western weapons and armor, but lately I have been attracted to Eastern and Middle Eastern styles. I had to wait a little while for this to come back into stock but it was more than worth the wait!! The blade is beautiful as is the Eastern style decoration. My only dislike is the handle is made of some type of light wood, making it a little blade heavy. But this is such a small thing who cares. Highly recommended!! Will always continue to buy MRL/ACC products!!!
- Casey, October 24, 2018 | Verified Purchase
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Great Dagger
The Jambiya is a very good dagger offering from Windlass. Whilst the overall handle shape and material does differ a little from authentic Jambiyas, it is still a lovely design.
The decorations on the handle look very nice and do not obstruct your grip or make it uncomfortable to hold.  The blade itself is a nice curve that takes a good edge but may be a little difficult to hone at the point, as the blade is thicker in this area. Overall, the construction is solid despite being light in weight. The scabbard does fit loose, but I find that to be easy to fix with some leather or felt glued in opening.  I highly recommend this dagger.
- Victor, September 18, 2018
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Probably deserves a solid 3.5, but 4 works. Knife itself is fairly nice. Generally good Windlass quality. I like it a good bit. But the scabbard is definitely iffy, considering how loosely it fits the knife. But thats ok, its not exactly meant for use anyways.
- Damian, January 24, 2017
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Solid manufactured weapon, this one is one of my favorites, fits the hand well, though I can
see that the decoration could be a problem on the handle. I have owned this one for about 3 years and have had no problems with it.
- Daniel, April 03, 2016
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Sturdy.Solid. Nasty. Lends itself to techniques that that straight blades are less effective at. I like it!
- Charles, January 19, 2015 | Verified Purchase
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This a great knife.  It holds a nice edge and is great looking.  I glued a little wool felt in the sheath to make it fit a little tighter is all.
- Patrick, February 21, 2014 | Verified Purchase
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One of The ornamentation on the handle fell off after I dropped it on my driveway on accident, just need to glue it back on.

I got mine sharpened and good god was it sharp, nearly cut my finger off with a stupid move on my part... Just need to glue it back on >__>
- Daniel, May 28, 2011 | Verified Purchase
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The knife itself is just fine, but the scabbard does not hold the knife properly. It is only loosely held.
- Michael, December 27, 2009
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- Kimmo, May 16, 2009
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