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Old 5th June 2013, 12:28 AM   #5
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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.

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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.
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