Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Just for general information:
From top to bottom: Sardinian Leppas, Saber of Croatian Kraisniks, Beduin saber.
They have nothing in common with each other and all look like long-lost twins of the Bukharan " pseudoshashka'
This is just a classic case of parallel development, whereby unsophisticated village knifemakers fashioned simple ergonomic handles with primitive pommels and handstops.