Antique Omani silver Khanjar (incomplete) with chape signature of the maker

Antique Omani silver Khanjar (incomplete) with chape signature of the maker
  • Description

 

 

Rare but incomplete Omani khanjar. Poor quality khanjar.

The leather parts largely gone. Needs restoration. On the back of the chape (top of the scabbard) you find a signature. A reader of our website identified the signature possibly as Hassan and Ahmed AlDayen, two famous Saudi makers from Hafouf. These are related to AlDajani family

 

  antique Omani khanjar

 

Arab name: Omani Khanjar; Antique Omani silver Khanjar (incomplete) with chape signature of the maker.

 

Period: 1900-1970

 

Origin: Oman: Sharqia / Dhahirah region. (Carter refers to a similar one made by the silversmith Sayf bin Hamad al Shabaniy of Ibri

 References:
  1. Omani Silver Ruth Hawley 1978 section on Khanjars. Richardson & Dorr
  2. The craft and Heritage of Oman vol 1 222-233
  3. J.L. Carter Tribes in Oman Peninsular publishing 1982 page 135; page 161
  4. Weapons of the Islamic world Exhibition catalog King Feisal center Riyadh 1991 page 56 attributes this type of khanjar to Saudi Arabia
  5. Unsheating the Omani Khunjar by Rober Richmond in A Tribute to Oman Volume IX 20th National Day page 110-115 (same khanjar on page 110 and 113
  6. Unsheating the Omani Khunjar by Rober Richmond in A Tribute to Oman Volume IX 20th National Day