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Old 13th January 2019, 10:22 PM   #1
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I think this one is from the 19th century.
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Old 14th January 2019, 08:53 PM   #2
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This Royal Khanjar style is from the southern region of Oman... Salalah. Here the corded lower scabbard is key to that ID. Sticking a date on these weapons is always difficult but somewhere in the bracket 1900 to 1925...is reasonable.

It can be noted that it was one of the wives of Said Sultan who ruled 1804 TO 1856 that invented the fresh new hilt said to have Indian design influence and the scabbard could have $ rings or often 7 ...and even more occasionally. The style is encapsulated in Omani Khanjar design to this day.

The name of the lady was Sheherazad a Persian Princess.

For a full appraisal of most Omani Khanjars just Press http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=14878

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Old 16th January 2019, 12:44 PM   #3
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Concerning names and styles of omani khanjar, Ibrahiim is my reference!
For the age of khanjar and jambiya, I mostly disagree with Ibrahiim.
I confirm what you think, your khanjar is most probably from the 19th c.
You can find in the litterature many khanjar like yours attributed to the 19th c.
and there is at least no argument to prove the opposite...
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Old 16th January 2019, 07:40 PM   #4
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I have seen similar khanjars on OmaniSilver.com dated to the 19th century, but then even Artzi refrained from putting a date on a very similar khanjar he sold recently, so age, especially in terms of exact decade, could be up for debate. What is more important to me is that this one definitely has some age.
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Old 18th January 2019, 09:55 AM   #5
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I agree that the important point is this weapon has some age and I would be happy to contend that late 19th early 20th was on target and happy with that bracket. This style will wear a lot more than the all silver item since we are considering cord below the belt which wears much faster as does the cloth belt which looks original. the other aspect is in deciding exactly when to date the beginning of the style ...which is almost half way through the 19thC 1830 / 1840. the other impossible trick is to see if parts have been replaced..in this case I think not...although maybe the crown has been changed?
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