Originally Posted by ariel
I think we are talking about different things.
Of course, Kurds were engaged in occupations other than robbers and porters.
But my question remains the same: do you know of any Kurds professionally involved in weapon manufacture in Georgia, Armenia or North Caucasus?
We know your interest for Caucasus and Central asia but I think this post is about Ottoman Turkish daggers with walrus hilts...
About Kurds, from Saladin to today's wars in Irak and Syria, they showed their great capacities as warriors.
You have on this forum a video showing a Kurd blacksmith.
Not to mention the Kurdish shield very often described as Ottoman Turkish shield.
Dealers and collectors who mentioned Albanian jambiya refereed to present day Albania in the Balkans. I never heard about Caucasian Albania.