Middle east & caucasus
Dojani Style Khanjar, Saudi Arabia / Oman
Origin: South Saudi Arabiya
Date: Mid 20 C.
Dojani style khanjars are so called after the famous maker from Al Ahsa region in South East Saudi Arabia bordering Oman. This style of khanjars are charecterised by deeply curved L shaped seven rings scabbard covered with dense weave of plain and twisted silver wires. These khanjars are very popular in the region as well as neighboring Oman are being produced well into the 20th C. for the Saudi and the Omani markets.
The Dojani khanjar offered here is rather late, second half of the 20 C. but a good and complete representative of the style. Classical blade with central rib, whole metal (Low silver) covered handle and scabbard mounts with tight filigree work and weaved silver wires on the scabbard on green velvet background. Original leather back cover
Blade 7 1/2 inches long. Total length 12 1/2 inches. very good condition. Light blackened areas on the blade. worn leather back cover.
See also: Stephen Gracie “Jambiya Daggers from the Ancient Souqs of Yemen” page 166
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