Originally Posted by LPCA
The word nimcha or nimsha suits perfectly in its size (from Arabic nim = half, thus a short sabre as a cutlas).
But it is not a Moroccan nimcha.
It is a sabre of used offshore on the Arabic dhows. Made in Zanzibar, dependence of Oman, for the Arabian Peninsula.
Usually, the sa´fs of Zanzibar has a rounded off guarding protecting knocks sliding on the flat of the blade, but it is not a law.