Antique Omani silver Al Saidi / Sa´idiyyah style Khanjar / Dagger

Omani Khanjar
  • Description

 

Rare complete and antique Omani Sa'idiyyah Khanjar.  The dagger has four silver rings, Rhino handle. Filigree work.  Blade probably old. Length 33 cm.  The khanjar is in extremely good condition with all parts original and matching. The antique belt has a nice decoration (raqma). Again rare to find such an old khanjar with the original gold threat still in place.

 Antique Omani khanjar

  Antique Omani silver khanjarAntique Omani khanjar

very old chinese object made of rhino horn

Very old Chinese artefact made of rhino horn

This photo and object are not part of the collection described

Antique Omani silver 

antique Omani khanjar

 Antique Omani Khanjar

This Muscat Dallah (probably  made by an Indian craftsman given the detailed decoration) and Omani Khanjar were presented on behalf of the Omani Sultan to the commander / admiral of a British fleet visiting Muscat during the 1930's.

Arab name: Saidi Sa'idiyyah Khanjar ; Omani Khanjar

Period: 1850-1920

Origin: Oman Zanzibar

References:
  1. Richardson & Dorr The craft and Heritage of Oman vol 1 222-233
  2. Silver jewellery of Oman by Jehan S Rajab 1997 page 26 (in the middle)
  3. Ernst Hieke, zur geschichte des Deutschen handels mit Oastafrika Teil 1 Wm Oswald & Co" page abb 40 1939. Earliest picture of Sultan Madjid with a Saidi khanjar
  4. Charles Buttin Le catalogue de la collection d'armes anciennes, européennes et orientales"1933 The above khanjar is identical to the khanjar numbered 980. This collection was collected mostly before 1900. He describes this type of khanjar as very rare.

antique Omani khanjar