Antique Omani silver Khanjar 19th century

Omani Khanjar
  • Description

Very rare complete antique Omani khanjar with seven small rings.  Very Rare type with silver scabbard with classic driven flower design (perpetual movement) Similar to silver decoration on some high quality Martini Henri's.

Same design also on the back of a pair of very old Nizwa anklets (antal)  we have. 

The handle is made of very fine translucent rhino plus very fine silver ornaments and filigree.  Rare top quality antique item. 

 

Antique Omani khanjar

Antiuqe Omani khanjar

Antiuqe Omani khanjar

Antique Omani khanjar

Arab name: Khanjar

Period: 1850-1900 Omani silver khanjar; Omani Khanjar

Origin: Oman

References:
  1. Robert Elgood. The Arms and Armour of Arabia  page 85.
  2. Richardson & Dorr The craft and Heritage of Oman vol 1 222-233.
  3. Guillain Voyage a la cote orientale d´Afrique execute pendant les annees 1846, 1847, 1848. Sous le commandement  de M. Guillain capitage de fregate. Publie par ordre du gouvernement.
  4. Throw down the anchor The story of the Muttrah souq by Maxine Burden, centre for Omani dress, Muscat Media Group 2014 page 174-175 contains an interview with a modern Omani silversmith making khanjars.

Very old  Chinese object made of translucent Rhino horn (this Chinese object is NOT part of the collection described)