Omani antique silver amulet designed as a key
In the slide-show (top left) you find examples of:
a) Key (to paradise)
b) Fire striker
c) Gun cartridge / bullet
The fire-striker and gun cartridge (Kohl-pot) are in the shape of arms because man are not supposed to wear jewellery, however they are allowed to wear arms. Consequently arms of Arab men have also become jewellery substitutes.