Janbiya (Riyadh)

Dears,

Do you know where I can buy a janbiya (arabian knife) as a souvenire in Riyadh?
I hope I won't have any problems at the customs if carry it in the luggage, will I?

Thanks!

kom340 wrote:

Dears,

Do you know where I can buy a janbiya (arabian knife) as a souvenire in Riyadh?
I hope I won't have any problems at the customs if carry it in the luggage, will I?

Thanks!

You can find this at the old souk near to Dearah Market, after Batha. As to taking it through customs, you might not face any problem here in KSA, you only need to worry about the destination.

Thanks for reply.
Do you know what should be a fair price of a basic janbiya?
I want to be ready to bargain and not be ripped off :)

kom340 wrote:

Thanks for reply.
Do you know what should be a fair price of a basic janbiya?
I want to be ready to bargain and not be ripped off :)

Depends on quality, size, art work etc etc but you can expect to pay in the range of SR.150 - SR.1000/- for a decent one.

The more common name is Khanjer rather than Janbiya.
Janbiya is the small knife.

Well, actually what I want is a small curvy one, khanjer is like a sword, isn't it?

kom340 wrote:

Well, actually what I want is a small curvy one, khanjer is like a sword, isn't it?

No.

Lion is correct.

i have old one around 200 or 250 years old

ibrahim1407 wrote:

i have old one around 200 or 250 years old

Are you gonna sell it? :)

my dad gonna kill me

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