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Old 14th August 2012, 07:45 PM   #59
Ibrahiim al Balooshi
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Default Cowhorn commonly used for Omani Khanjars.

Salaams ~ Note to Forum.

The most exotic hilts are of course Rhino or Elephant tusk however several other materials are used including cowhorn (Bakar). Below is a typical hilt showing silver pins (very small silver nails) hammered into the bone close to each other but not too close or the bone will split... something that doesn't happen to Rhino.
Sometimes sandal wood hilts can be found... which are the most expensive of the wooden hilts.

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Ibrahiim al Balooshi.
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