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Old 18th February 2005, 12:44 AM   #23
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Clearwater, Florida
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I have to admit to being confused here...what is it that denotes a weapon as being a particular type, the blade, the hilt, or a specific combination of both?
The contemporary swords that I've seen called "pira" have a hooked wooden hilt and a curved blade that sharply widens at the end with an almost spatulate tip, while many of the older ones seem to have the horn hilt with the extension of the end and a widening blade that ends in an angle.
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