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Old 10th September 2017, 09:16 PM   #6
Jim McDougall
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Originally Posted by motan
I have no book reference for you, but I will be a little fussy. Arabic is a language. When you say Arabic dagger, it is not clear if you are asking about daggers from the Arabian peninsula or about Arab daggers-daggers made by and and for ethnic Arabs. The latter is much more diverse and includes daggers from Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq, as well as from Arabia proper (some would even add North Africa).



Well made point Motan, if we are being entirely proper linguistically and for that matter, ethnically etc etc. then 'Arabic' is probably not the exact term. However I think that collectors pretty much understand what was implied.
Thanks for pointing that out though as clarity is often key for readers out there who might misperceive this.
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