Antique Omani Khanjar

Omani Khanjar
  • Description

 

 

Rare antique Omani khanjar with a T-shaped horn hilt. The khanjar  has seven rings and the filigree work is of high quality  The hilt is not made of rhino and may be of later date. The vertical decorated band on the right of the scabbard is particularly fine and unusual. 

 

 

 

Antique Omani khanjar

Antique Omani khanjar

Arab name: Khanjar

Period: 1900-1950

Origin: Oman Zanzibar

References:
  1. Omani Silver Ruth Hawley 1978 section on Khanjars.
  2. Richardson & Dorr The craft and Heritage of Oman vol 1 222-233