Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Buraimi Oman, on the border with the UAE
Originally Posted by A.alnakkas
the hilt ring and the toe are not necessarily taken out of other pieces. These are made sometimes based on personal requests of the owners and in most times they mix different styles together.
The hilt is cut in a style usually found on Saudi khanjars so I doubt it was ever was on a Bu-Saidi type khanjar.
Salaams A.alnakkas, I show another Omani Khanjar from which the hilt could have derived..It may have come from an Omani dagger... or as you say possibly a Saudia weapon but I doubt it very much. See the other Omani daggers at The Omani Khanjar... there are at least 2. People don't usually request a specific style of toe or rings.. they usually just wander into the silvermaker on market day and see whats cooking. Its very random. Modifications to this weapon could have occured over a long period...several years.
Ibrahiim al Balooshi.