Oman daggers: Traditional craft lives on

For centuries, handcrafted knives have been status symbols in the Middle East.

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    For centuries, handcrafted knives have been status symbols in the Middle East.

    They're still carried by men during important ceremonies and family occasions.

    In Oman, the traditional dagger - known as the Khanjar - is a source of national pride.

    Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford reports from Nizwa.


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