Rare complete and antique Omani Sa'idiyyah Khanjar / Royal Khanjar. Seven thick rings, extensive filigree work. Rhino and silver hilt. Contemporary silver buckle with tree of life motive. No textile / woven band. This khanjar has 7 rings. two pieces of silver missing from the hilt.
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 p127 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.
Arab names: Sa'idiyyah Khanjar; Saidi Khanjar; Omani Khanjar
Origin: Oman, however these khanjars were also worn in Zanzibar and East Africa. Even some tribes on Commore Islands wear them.