Berber brass-hilted jambiya dagger

length: 11 3/4"
blade: 7"
blade width: 1 3/8" @ base
grip and pommel: 4 3/4"
guard: 1 11/16"
weight: 6.6 oz

Northern African jambiya, possibly of Berber origin. Acutely curved blade looks to have been made from a rasp, with prominent file markings and ridged diamond cross-section. Grip is hand-cast brass with incided decorations, attached to the blade with cinnabar resins. Early to mid 1900's.