Traditional Antique Omani silver Khanjar / dagger

Antique Omani Khanjar
  • Description

 

Rare complete and antique Omani Khanjar.

Seven rings, the gold thread is very beautiful and vulnerable. Translucent rhino horn handle with silver pins forming a fish-scale pattern. Some bands of silver filigree. This khanajar has 6 silver rings but the scabbard is not connected with a chain to the belt. Rest of Khanjar covered with beautiful gold thread  (lost Art) Original blade.

 

Antique Omani khanjar

Antique Omani silver khanjar

Antique Omani khanjar

Antique Omani silver khanjar

Antique Omani khanjar

Antique Omani khanjar

Antique Omani silver khanjar

Khanjar Necklace: What happened to the person that originally was wearing the khanjar?

Author / Publisher: Antique Omani silver Khanjar; Omani Khanjar

Period: 1850-1920

Origin: Oman Zanzibar

References:
  1. Robert Elgood. The Arms and armour of Arabia. Similar rhino handle with silver pins and golden ornaments on page 85
  2. Richardson & Dorr The craft and Heritage of Oman vol 1 222-233
  3. Silver jewellery of Oman by Jehan S Rajab 1997 p 25
  4. Unsheating the Omani Khunjar by Robert Richmond in A Tribute to Oman Volume IX 20th National Day page 110-115. Discusses khanjar with rhino handle with silver pins (like fish-scales)
  5. Guillain Voyage a la cote orientale d´Afrique execute pendant les annees 1846, 1847, 1848. Sous le commandement de M. Guillain capitage de fregate. Publie par ordre du gouvernement
  6. Charles Buttin Le catalogue de la collection d'armes anciennes, européennes et orientales" 1933 The above  khanjar is identical to the khanjar numbered 979. This collection was collected mostly before 1900. He describes this type of khanjar as rare.

antique Omani khanjar