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Old 14th September 2017, 11:16 AM   #1
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Just got a new Omani Khanjar. It came in a nice case and is fully gilt (gilt silver), so I assume it is some kind of presentation Khanjar.

Length sheathed is 30 cm and unsheathed 26 cm out of which the blade is 13 cm with flattened diamond cross-section.

The hilt is black horn.

I guess it is some late 20 century example and any comments will be mostly welcomed!
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Old 14th September 2017, 02:11 PM   #2
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Just got a new Omani Khanjar. It came in a nice case and is fully gilt (gilt silver), so I assume it is some kind of presentation Khanjar.

Length sheathed is 30 cm and unsheathed 26 cm out of which the blade is 13 cm with flattened diamond cross-section.

The hilt is black horn.

I guess it is some late 20 century example and any comments will be mostly welcomed!


Be carefull Ibrahim will tell you that your khanjar is Indian...


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Old 14th September 2017, 02:29 PM   #3
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Be carefull Ibrahim will tell you that your khanjar is Indian...




Might be. I honestly don't know much about Omani Khanjars. Got this one because it came at a very reasonable price and I liked the workmanship.

What do you think? Is it Indian?
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Old 14th September 2017, 03:04 PM   #4
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Might be. I honestly don't know much about Omani Khanjars. Got this one because it came at a very reasonable price and I liked the workmanship.

What do you think? Is it Indian?


of course not
even if it was made by Indians in Oman (the blade is a bit suspicious)
it's pure Omani khanjar, in style.
But very recent of course, maybe a presentation khanjar (you got it in a boxe?)
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Old 14th September 2017, 03:23 PM   #5
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Craftsmanship is definitely not conventional Omani. It is not made by traditional workers or under the supervision of someone who knows the style well. The shape is Omani, the locket is stamped (?) and the stitching is not right. Though I think its a cool piece to own.

Probably made in India or by Indians in imitation of Omani daggers.
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Old 14th September 2017, 03:43 PM   #6
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Craftsmanship is definitely not conventional Omani. It is not made by traditional workers or under the supervision of someone who knows the style well. The shape is Omani, the locket is stamped (?) and the stitching is not right. Though I think its a cool piece to own.

Probably made in India or by Indians in imitation of Omani daggers.



Salaams A.alnakkas, I completely agree. Indian for the tourist market.
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Old 14th September 2017, 03:51 PM   #7
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But very recent of course, maybe a presentation khanjar (you got it in a boxe?)


Yes, got it in a nice presentation box.

Thank you guys for clarification!
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