The tooray (or toorey) is a short, curved dagger of the Somali people of East Africa, similar to the gile. The handle is made of horn (usually cattle, but formerly rhino).


  • 1 steel, Somali (Issa?) - Berbera, Berbera, Somalia (Somaliland)
  • 2 (2nd photo in series, bent-back specimens) steel, Somali - Mogadishu, Benadir, Somalia


  • Abdullahi, Mohamed Diriye. Culture and customs of Somalia. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1998.