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Old 29th May 2011, 09:20 PM   #1
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I got those 2 daggers off a trade. Had this sword that I get angry by looking at (long story) so traded it with an Omani Khanjar and a Yemeni dagger.

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Old 30th May 2011, 05:40 AM   #2
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Nice pair. I really like that Yemeni. Have been looking for one of those for a while. Don't suppose the original owner has another?
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Nice!!

Can we see the blade on the Omani? What's the hilt?

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Old 30th May 2011, 01:05 PM   #4
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Nice pair. I really like that Yemeni. Have been looking for one of those for a while. Don't suppose the original owner has another?
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Hello Stu,

Thanks :-) Sorry to say but thats the only one I seen in kuwait. Though I'll have you in mind if I ever get bored of it ;-)

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Nice!!

Can we see the blade on the Omani? What's the hilt?

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Hey Gene,

The hilt is horn but am not sure of which unfortunate animal ;-p done a hot needle test and the hilt is transparent. The blade looks to be a decent forged blade but common in most omani daggers? its surely better then the flimsy ones used in common yemeni daggers. Looks chromed though.

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Excellent! Two more worthy additions to your collection.

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i was often wondering how was the blade attached to the smaller handle ( on the right). Was the inside of the handle filled with some kind of mastic?
There is an identical one on e-bay now, I asked the owner this question, but he did not deign to reply.
Can you help?
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Excellent! Two more worthy additions to your collection.



Thanks Gene!

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i was often wondering how was the blade attached to the smaller handle ( on the right). Was the inside of the handle filled with some kind of mastic?
There is an identical one on e-bay now, I asked the owner this question, but he did not deign to reply.
Can you help?


Hello Ariel,

It is inserted between two wooden pieces and lodged inside the hilt. Will try to get day light pictures in the morning tommorow (lighting in my room isnt that great for photo's)

On the back side of the dagger, its inscriped with the makers name "Amal Yousef Paland Futhi Yal" This is not an arabic name so I think its made by a Yemenite Jew.

I also heard that those were mainly used by the Jews of Yemen? At first i thought its just an extra accessory to the Yemeni Janbiya set.
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The yemini blade looks to be a re-worked file. Often these blades (ex-files) make exceedingly nice and sharp knives...assuming the smith re-tempered the blade correctly. The Omani looks like a Rino horn handle....if you are not certain, post close-ups of the 'end grain' should look like 'orange peel'.

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The yemini blade looks to be a re-worked file. Often these blades (ex-files) make exceedingly nice and sharp knives...assuming the smith re-tempered the blade correctly. The Omani looks like a Rino horn handle....if you are not certain, post close-ups of the 'end grain' should look like 'orange peel'.

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Hello Katana,

Yes it is Re-worked file. The blade is not sharpened though. Is it true that re-working file is very difficult?

Will try to get pictures of close-ups on the hilt tommorow
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Default Omani and Yemei Daggers.

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I got those 2 daggers off a trade. Had this sword that I get angry by looking at (long story) so traded it with an Omani Khanjar and a Yemeni dagger.

Here's the picts:

Salaams.
Thats good, the Khanjar is from the Batinah Coast. Looks like a bullhorn or cowhorn ("baker") hilt. Nice enough sample. Blade probably an import. The blades are held in by pitch by the way.
I liked the Yemeni Jewish Knife possibly pre 1948. Good blades also made out of lorry suspension bars.
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