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Old 18th February 2013, 11:54 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Ibrahiim al Balooshi
Salaams The weapons you show are not Omani. They are from the Asir down in the Southern part of Saudia bordering Yemen(and worn on both sides of that border) which are called in Oman "Habaabi". It is likely that this type originated in Muscat and because of trade with the region and on route to Zanzibar... i.e. the style migrated.

The wife of one of the Omani Sultans(Sheherezad) is credited with designing the Royal Khanjar in about 1850, however, there is another Muscat dagger with Tee Shaped hilt and 7 rings that could have been the design root of this form.

Regards,
Ibrahiim al Balooshi.

-----surely not habaabi again!! The place must be awash with so many different Jambiya styles.......
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