The foliate decoration of the bone-hilted khanjar is close to examples from the city of Nizwa. A similar dagger is illustrated on the cover of Ruth Hawley's Omani Silver (Longman, London 1978) and attributed to this important city of the Dakhiliyah region.
Our other khanjar, with its added smaller blade at the reverse of its sheath, the profuse decoration composed of geometric and filigree forms and the shape of the rounded pommel bearing three protruding applied finial can be compared with the khanjar illustrated in the same publication, which the author attributes to the Al bu Said family. (Hawley, op. cit).