Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND (RISING FROM THE RUBBLE)
Originally Posted by Ibrahiim al Balooshi
Salaams All, Here is my only reference to Omani Spears for Forum Library.
FROM PAGE 453 "Richardson and Dorr" The Craft Herritage of Oman ~
ar rumh meaning "the spear" It may be noted that Rumh was derived from Roman, and a name for long leaf or long bladed grass...to describe the spear ..and that when gunpowder weapons arrived the long barrelled abu futtilla also became known as Rumhi.. a historical tie back to the days of the spear.
Quote "The exhibit has iron blades with wooden shafts. Length of blade angled lower blade 38 cm on a 160 cm wooden shaft, flat blade above 48cm on a 261 cm wooden shaft". Unquote.
Ibrahiim al Balooshi.
Re last para above, 160cm maybe a spear but 261cm would almost certainly not be a spear but would be a lance. The two pics shown also depict lances IMHO.