Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Route 66
This is excellent information Udo! I think you have explained one of the true conundrums of identifying arms from these and many Central Asian regions, the cross use of components as well as the artisans in regions working in other areas.
It seems that I have run into shashkas which are for all intents and purposes Daghestani, yet in actuality the weapon was from an entirely different part of the Caucusus. I guess this 'fine tuning' of learning often subtle nuances that identify character of workmanship specific to regional preference is key, and fascinating as we learn more.
Thank you for this insight, and for the heads up on this title!