Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: The Aussie Bush
Where do you think the recurved blades of some Nair swords (what Rawson called the "S. Indian flamboyant swords") fit into the overall picture of yataghan, and also the Indian sossun pata which is quite like a yataghan. Some of the Nair examples would seem to predate your time frame for the development of the yataghan in the Crimea area. I'm not sure when the sossun pata appeared, but it was probably during the Moghul period. Are we looking at a common source or parallel development for these swords?