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Old 8th July 2019, 08:11 PM   #1
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Default Dagger with bone handle?

I should really appreciate opinions about this one....
Any opinions at all are very much welcome...

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Old 8th July 2019, 08:44 PM   #2
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That's not bone.
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Old 8th July 2019, 09:02 PM   #3
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Hi Stefan,
Another Hijaz type. This style also is found in the Aden and Hadhramaut region of southern Yemen.
I think that Rick is suggesting that the handle of yours could be Rhino.
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Old 8th July 2019, 09:16 PM   #4
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Yep, it looks like rhino. And the presence of insect damage appears to confirm it.
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Old 8th July 2019, 10:51 PM   #5
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The hair ends in the hilt also scream rhino horn to me.

Also that silver filigree collar is unusual and looks thick.
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Old 8th July 2019, 11:01 PM   #6
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A nice, simple kanjar; I like the heavy crude silver work.
Maybe a bit of pure lanolin to make the horn less dried out looking.
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Old 9th July 2019, 04:13 AM   #7
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Thank you so very much for the information, guys.
I really appreciate it!
This was an impulse buy and I didnīt pay much for it so I am happy that I didnīt do completely wrong.... Sometimes it can be a danger to sit in the front of the computer and just be a click away from a buy....

What do you guys think about the age.... Is it possible to say anything about that?

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Old 9th July 2019, 10:54 AM   #8
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Please see http://khanjar.om/Types.html and scroll down to Ganobi and Hanshia daggers which are almost identical to this weapon Ganobi from Dhofar and Hanshia from the Sharqiyah but in the case of your weapon this looks to have Yemeni silver..and a leather scabbard in Yemeni style.
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Old 9th July 2019, 02:39 PM   #9
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Ibrahiim al Balooshi, Thank you so very much for the link. I really appreciate it.
Do you have any opinion about the age of my Kanjar?

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Old 11th July 2019, 06:08 PM   #10
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Age of weapon ? It is not so easy because the scabbard is new and how old is the blade?...is it a replacement?...and how to date the hilt? A guess based on the hilt is virtually impossible but it wouldn't surprise me if it was continued from an older weapon... so then how to date it? My view not always shared by others is that the low grade silver may have been placed post 1949 … by Yemeni silver workers after the general exodus by Jewish craftsmen... thus perhaps the weapon was put together from parts about then... So how old is the weapon? I cannot say for sure. In its present form it may go back to 1949 … Further if the hilt was taken from another weapon.... So without a doubt I have absolutely no idea!
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Old 12th July 2019, 12:37 PM   #11
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I understand....Thank you so very much! I really appreciate your explanation.

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