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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2022, 11:42 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Thats another great example Nihl, and thanks for...

Thats another great example Nihl, and thanks for the link to the discussion with your analysis of the proper local terms for these. That is great information.
As you note, it seems by the latter...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2022, 04:02 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Kardok, Transcaucasian yataghan Laz bicagi etc

Well, I found it!
It is the 1897 reference from Budapest (Vichy) who refers to these as 'Transcaucasian' but uses the Hungarian term for sword 'kardok'.
If you note, the pommels are similar to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2022, 12:36 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
ooooh!! is right! what beautiful examples! This...

ooooh!! is right! what beautiful examples! This is an area of collecting pretty esoteric, and as noted, these do seem to be 'Transcaucasian', that is in Armenian regions and into Trebizond, Erzerum...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2022, 11:03 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
While these shorter swords with cleft pommel and...

While these shorter swords with cleft pommel and similar hilt profile top the shashka are tempting to include in that classification, I dont believe they actually do. In the many discussions years...
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