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Antique Omani silver Khanjar with very old wooden silver? inlaid hilt.

Omani Khanjar


Common Omani Khanjar with four silver rings and an antique wooden hilt inlaid with silver or lead.  The hilt is very old.



Antique Omani khanjar

Antique Omani khanjar

 Antique Omani Wooden hilt

Khanjar with similar wooden hilt


Antique Omani khanjar

 Antique Omani Khanjar

Arab name: khanjar

Period: 1900-1970

Origin: Oman Zanzibar


  1. Omani Silver Ruth Hawley 1978 section on Khanjars.
  2. Richardson & Dorr The craft and Heritage of Oman volume 1 222-233
  3. Traditional silver jewelry and handicrafts from Oman 2009 by Jean Greffioz p 124
  4. Arab & Islamic Silver by Saad Al-Jadir 1981  Stacey International page 90-91
  5. British Museum on-line collection number: 2010,6003.2.a.b length 30 cm Also reg.2011,6004.2   71 cm long. Boy's brown leather belt lined with green felt and embroidered with silver thread in a grid pattern. Also includes silver embellishments in diamond shapes
  6. Oman and its Renaissance  by Sir Donald Hawley Stacey International London 1987 page 134 / 135


    Below you find a UAE You-tube film with a similar more modern Omani khanjar with the woven silver decoration: