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Old 4th February 2012, 12:07 AM   #1
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Default Go on... Show us your Jambiya!!

So, after inspiration from the previous topics I thought maybe a jambiya topic would be nice! here are mine, terrible picture cuz its late atm. More will come when there is light!
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Old 4th February 2012, 12:26 AM   #2
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Some detailed pictures :-)

The Jambiya with the cloth and silver is currently a working project and the black cloth part is temporary.
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OK......what the heck........Here are my only jambiya at present.

The top one is a Kurdish silver jambiya and the bottom one is an ivory and silver Turkish jambiya. Both have wootz.
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Wondered if someone might start this..............
Here are a few, but you have seen these before over time.
Enjoy...............
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Jambiya and Khanjar?
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Old 4th February 2012, 07:07 PM   #6
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Here are mine.
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Old 4th February 2012, 07:51 PM   #7
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Nice one guys!

Speaking of khanjars.. I just came back from an antique shop and he had this wootz iraqi khanjar with silver scabbard and hilt decoration.. very beautiful. Too bad he sold it today before I came :/
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Old 4th February 2012, 10:23 PM   #8
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Nice one guys!

Speaking of khanjars.. I just came back from an antique shop and he had this wootz iraqi khanjar with silver scabbard and hilt decoration.. very beautiful. Too bad he sold it today before I came :/


It happens to us all mate.
Just shows you are a seasoned collector now!
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Old 5th February 2012, 02:32 PM   #9
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Here are mine.



Salaams TVV ~ You show a 4 ringer Omani Khanjar amongst other daggers... Nice geometric floral patterns indicating Baatina manufacture since the entire scabbard is silver worked. Regards Ibrahiim al Balooshi.
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Old 5th February 2012, 02:34 PM   #10
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Jambiya and Khanjar?



Salaams Atlantia ~ For sure that is an Omani Khanjar at the top.Baatina coast. Ibrahiim al Balooshi.
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Old 5th February 2012, 02:41 PM   #11
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So, after inspiration from the previous topics I thought maybe a jambiya topic would be nice! here are mine, terrible picture cuz its late atm. More will come when there is light!



Salaams A.alnakkas ~ There are two Khanjar looking weapons on the table ... The one on the far right of shot is indeed an Omani Khanjar(Baatina) but the other is a Saudia example, however, it has an Omani belt... You may wish to switch them. Regards Ibrahiim al Balooshi.
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Old 5th February 2012, 02:53 PM   #12
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Salaams A.alnakkas ~ There are two Khanjar looking weapons on the table ... The one on the far right of shot is indeed an Omani Khanjar(Baatina) but the other is a Saudia example, however, it has an Omani belt... You may wish to switch them. Regards Ibrahiim al Balooshi.


LOL yep, thats an omani belt. But I bought it this way and have no idea how to remove it :/
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Old 5th February 2012, 04:10 PM   #13
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LOL yep, thats an omani belt. But I bought it this way and have no idea how to remove it :/



Salaams A.alnakkas ~ Just undo the holding buttons ~ normally flat wired on ~and refit to the proper job..Slowly does it..

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A few more, but as you can see the meerkat is always looking
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Old 6th February 2012, 04:54 PM   #15
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Salaams Khanjar I ~If you want an appraisal as to where these daggers (THE KHANJAR SHAPES) are from I can give you that... some are UAE others Saudia and a couple from Oman. Regards Ibrahiim al Balooshi.
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Salaams TVV ~ You show a 4 ringer Omani Khanjar amongst other daggers... Nice geometric floral patterns indicating Baatina manufacture since the entire scabbard is silver worked. Regards Ibrahiim al Balooshi.


Thank you Ibrahim. The embroidery on the lower portion of the scabbard is with what looks like copper to me though.

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Old 8th February 2012, 01:25 PM   #17
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Thank you Ibrahim. The embroidery on the lower portion of the scabbard is with what looks like copper to me though.

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Salaams Teodor ~ It may be... or it may be gold wash.. Nice collection ! Regards Ibrahiim al Balooshi.
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Salaams Atlantia ~ For sure that is an Omani Khanjar at the top.Baatina coast. Ibrahiim al Balooshi.


Salutations Ibrahiim

Thank you. It's the one we discussed before. You told me previously: "Lovely Omani Khanjar full of patina. Its comes from Sur the famous seafaring town south down the coast from Muscat."

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Old 10th February 2012, 12:59 PM   #19
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Some jambiya among other daggers of my collection
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Recently added some things on the wall:

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Pictures deleted; no hotlinks please .
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Salutations Ibrahiim

Thank you. It's the one we discussed before. You told me previously: "Lovely Omani Khanjar full of patina. Its comes from Sur the famous seafaring town south down the coast from Muscat."

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Salaams Gene~ Ah yes... I saw it in a different light. Ya from the original pictures I still think Sur. Nice. Regards Ibrahiim al Balooshi.
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Salaams Gene~ Ah yes... I saw it in a different light. Ya from the original pictures I still think Sur. Nice. Regards Ibrahiim al Balooshi.


Thanks Ibrahiim,
As you can see though, I've not found any more to keep it company yet.
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After it's initial clean up (removal of decades of polish residue) it looked a little 'bright'. The silver is starting to 'tone' now and looks much better.
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After it's initial clean up (removal of decades of polish residue) it looked a little 'bright'. The silver is starting to 'tone' now and looks much better.



Salaams Atlantia ~ Salaams Atlantia ~ Ah yes indeed Sur ! No doubt about that.
On cleaning ~ You may have seen my notes on cleaning done at the makers using a strange berry and by burnishing...at http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showpost.php?p=129468&postcount=26 The locals just use a brass brush which sounds vicious but brass(often with a splash of water) is good as it only removes the silver oxide and polishes well. Toothpaste is good. In fact the daily wearing of this badge of office is often enough to keep it clean. Silvo polish is also excellent.

I believe that this is a classic design from Sur.

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Salaams Atlantia ~ Salaams Atlantia ~ Ah yes indeed Sur ! No doubt about that.
On cleaning ~ You may have seen my notes on cleaning done at the makers using a strange berry and by burnishing...at http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showpost.php?p=129468&postcount=26 The locals just use a brass brush which sounds vicious but brass(often with a splash of water) is good as it only removes the silver oxide and polishes well. Toothpaste is good. In fact the daily wearing of this badge of office is often enough to keep it clean. Silvo polish is also excellent.

I believe that this is a classic design from Sur.

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Ibrahiim al Balooshi.


Greetings Ibrahiim,

If you are looking for something different to try on silver (that's very mild), then rub with newspaper (the type that turns your fingers black with print).
Unlike cream or liquid polishes it won't soak into the recesses and leave a chalky residue.

Thanks, I'm glad you like my Khanjar.

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Here are a few from my current collection. The real big one is no longer with me but it went to a good home. Just a note on the small one at the top the blade is made of a finely forged tight pattern welded damascus steel with a beveled spine. Usually these daggers come with stamped out or ground down steel blade with some type of applied design.

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Greetings Ibrahiim,

If you are looking for something different to try on silver (that's very mild), then rub with newspaper (the type that turns your fingers black with print).
Unlike cream or liquid polishes it won't soak into the recesses and leave a chalky residue.

Thanks, I'm glad you like my Khanjar.

Best
Gene



Salaams Gene ~ I was in the workshops last night and watched some silver being burnished. You may have seen my article on the use of Rita (good old Rita) the little red berry they burn and apply to silver to polish... and the other way of hard pressing or rolling the surface with a special tool to polish silver. Your reminder about newspaper is thoroughly excellent as well and I have used paper before with a bit of water it works too. The brass brush method is fast and economical as we often have 30 or more being cleaned up.
Here is Burnishing...

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