Small Knife (Sikkin) the bone hilt decorated with silver wire normally, fitted behind a khanjar

Small knife
  • Description

 

Common but rare in this quality. Small antique knife (Sikkin) decorated with silver wire that is fitted behind a khanjar.  

Silver wire wrapped around two pieces of bone / ivory. Blade rusty /b roken but handle very finely made.  These high quality antique knifes are rare. 

These knifes are typically  fitted into a leather sheath on the back of the khanjar.

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Antique Omani silver knife

Arab Name: Sikkin

Period: 1850-1920

Origin: Oman

References:
  1.  Ruth Hawley Silver the traditional Art of Oman (the 2000 edition) p 71
  2. Oman exhibition Amsterdam catalog 2009 page 157 ; 
  3. Oman and its Renaissance  by Sir Donald Hawley Stacey International London 1987 page 138 photo with similar item
  4.  The craft heritage of Oman Vol 2 Richardson & Dorr p 451 item 095
  5. The National Museum of Oman Highlights published by Scala Arts & Heritage publishers in  2016 page 8