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Khanjar (Dagger)

RCIN 99612

Grand Vestibule, Windsor Castle

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Khanjar (daggers) form part of Omani male national dress and are still worn today, tied around the waist using a belt. The blade is not as curved as the scabbard. The khanjar is a sign of status; only the wealthy, including royalty, might wear one made of gold or silver. It also forms part of the Omani royal insignia and features on the Omani flag.

It was presented to Queen Elizabeth II by HH Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers, Oman, on the occasion of the tour of the Arabian Gulf in November 2010.