EAA Research Consultant
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Route 66
Absolutely excellent thread Vandoo!!!!
Its great to have focus on a particular weapon, post examples, references and then share observations overall just as done here, and I've often wondered about the colorful 'scorpion' term.
I think it is interesting that in the decoration on many Arabian scabbards and perhaps other motif, the 'aghrab', a stylized device to deflect the evil eye in the terms of the folk religion/superstition, represents the scorpion.
Fascinating discussion on these bichwa, and I am still puzzled by those with double blades.......would they be associated with zhulfikar representation?
All best regards,