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).