Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Buraimi Oman, on the border with the UAE
Originally Posted by Richard G
Did anyone actually see this dagger recently sold at an Italian Auction House?
Certainly I've never seen one like this before.
Anyway, if my computer skills allow, here is the auction house description and pictures.
"LOT NO. 1019 Dagger
category: Oriental Weapons
dating: XIX century
description: Straight blade with two wires, with triple fuller; silver mounts embossed wooden grip covered with remains of leather, faceted and buttoned at the cusp tip. Wooden scabbard covered with leather decorated with impressions, with silver mounts embossed.
dimensions: length 56 cm.
awarded: € 650.00 (starting price € 300.00)"
I would be interested to know what the forum thinks.
PS. The auction has finished so I don't think I've broken any rules, but if the moderators think there are copyright or other problems, I apologise, and please amend as appropriate.
Salaams Richard G,
Well isn't that amazing ? I have to say I have never seen anything like this. In some ways I wish it were Omani... it looks like a devastating weapon for close in work...Medieval looking... but its a made up thing methinks. The dancing sword hilt, Omani silver adornment on a cut down Omani scabbard. Cut down blade? Is this is a fake? It looks like it.
Ibrahiim al Balooshi.