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Old 22nd June 2008, 01:26 PM   #1
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Hi, I bought this dagger some 15 years ago whilst visiting Al Ain in the UAE, the actual dagger was bought in Buraimi suq. It looks to have been re bladed at some point as the edge is very sharp and has a forged centre rib stiffener

If anyone knows anything about it, it's provenance, age, I would be very interested to hear.





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Old 22nd June 2008, 04:48 PM   #2
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Nice Omani jambiya. Mid 20th century or earlier I think.

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Hi Lew,
is the 'goove' in the central rib , an usual feature ?

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is the 'goove' in the central rib , an usual feature ?

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That groove seems to be a by product of the forging process.


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Old 22nd June 2008, 09:03 PM   #5
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Groove in the central rib ? I assume you are talking about the blade stiffener, where there is no groove, just a triangular section rib running down the centre of the blade on both sides. Blade thickness being 1mm at the flats and 4mm across both front and back stiffener ribs.

The handle is horn of some kind, a I got the burning hair smell with the hot wire technique.

The Scabbard is wooden, covered with material and interestingly remains of a tartan type material between the suspension loops, dark green with pale blue lines covering the leather.

The decoration is on the front of the scabbard only, just plain on the rear.

Not sure if it is silver, but I may test for this soon, as soon as I can find which chemical it is to use, nitric acid?
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