Originally Posted by mahratt
Afghan shashka is not a copy of the Russian shashkas. If someone borrows something - then items will be very similar. For example, the installation of the handle of the Caucasian and Russian shashkas - the same. Afghan shashka - individual. So we can not say that it copies a Russian shashka.
OK, it is not a copy of the Caucasian Shashka, but wasn't inspired by it?!
Or did it appear absolutely independent from the Caucasian Shashka?!
How do Afghan people call it?!