Yemeni smiths beat missiles into knives, not ploughshares

October 10, 2018

The ornamental daggers are worn by Yemeni men for prestige and as a show of courage. As the civil war in Yemen rages, missiles rain down only to be collected by Ghomari and other artisans. From missiles, they do not make plowshares. They make knives – jambiyya, the ornamental daggers Yemeni men wear for prestige and as a show of courage.

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