DescriptionCeremonial Gold Vermeil Jambiya Dagger in Case Presented by UAE President Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan to, and Originally from the Personal Collection of, Astronaut Vance Brand. This stunning, handcrafted, J-shaped, sheathed presentation dagger measures 8.75" x 12.25" overall and is enclosed in a red velvet box with a strap for wear and includes a card printed in Arabic, translated as follows: "With Best Wishes or With Kindest Regards/ Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan/ President of The United Arab Emirates". Zayed (1918-2004) was the ruler of Abu Dhabi and president of the United Arab Emirates for more than thirty years (1971-2004). A wonderful example of Arab craftsmanship as given to a visiting American space hero. Extremely fine condition with a portion of one of the box lid clasps broken off.
Included with this lot is a signed letter of authenticity from Kevin Brand (his son).
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