Originally Posted by Ibrahiim al Balooshi
Salaams Iain ~Ya but influence?
European Trade or somewhere else?
Ibrahiim al Balooshi.
I'm not aware of the profile seen in the image of Yemeni long hilts being found in Ottoman work. The comparison images you showed don't really work for the reasons highlighted above.
I am aware of it in European trade blades - in fact very common in these blades... I for one can draw certain conclusions from that. Deductive logic says...