Hadramaut, south Yemen. One piece horn hilt with brass rosettes and medial band. Iron base piece. 7 3/4" d.e blade with raised medial. The leather covered scabbard of the distinctive form unique to this region with tall embossed brass finial or chape standing vertically. The leather with tooled geometric patterns and good polish. The spire, standing taller than the top of the grip which is considered the extreme form. Further, it is of expansive dimensions -- larger than any other which we have encountered. Extraordinary example of a very rare form.