Rare complete and antique Omani Khanjar. This khanjar has four silver rings. The gold threat decoration is very beautiful and vulnerable. Top filigree silver work. On the handle two thin golden ornaments with filigreeing.
The translucent rhino horn is very old as the colour is tending towards beautiful brown reddish (compare ancient rhino cups) In the handle hundreds of tiny silver pins have been beaten into the rhino horn and as the heads are overlapping it gives the impression of fish-scales. The slide-show contains a 19th century photo of an Omani with a similar khanjar.
Khanjar almost identical to ours (19th century photo)
The very old rhino horn is translucent