Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
[QUOTE=estcrh]Ariel, actually you have been arguing that the term "karud" should not be acknowledged or used at all.
Eric, please be kind enough to actually read the last two words in your citation from my post :" Professional literature"
So how about other terms, how about "kirach", should it not just be a tulwar since the blade is just straight instead of curved?
Kirach or alt. kirich are likely to be ( mis) transcriptions of Turkic word for Kilic ( also just " sword"). That's my hint to you. If you wish to devote time and effort to uncover the real local name for this pattern, you are more than welcome. I shall be the first to applaud you.