Rare complete antique Omani Sa'idiyyah Khanjar / Royal khanjar with seven silver rings, extensive filigree work. Rhino and silver hilt. Woven antique belt of cotton with decorations.
Ref 2 Stuhlmann 1910 mentions that these khanjars generally have inferior blades (bought very cheaply in Solingen) thereby defusing the myth that old Omani khanjars normally had high quality blades. Ref 2 Stuhlmann 1910 page 127 also refers to the filigree silver work on the khanjars, curved silver powder horns and silver tubes (in bandoleers) that used were used in the past by the irregular soldiers of the Sultan. He also mentions that these khanjars were normally not made in Zanzibar but in Arabia.
Back view of the khanjar