Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Possibility #1: these are direct descendants of Greek Makhairas.
Possibility #2: these are local variants of Ottoman Yataghans.
To prove hypothesis #1, one should find evidence of an uninterrupted tradition between Greco-Roman times and (at the minimum) invasion of Seljuk Turks.
Therefore, the question: are there any Balkan swords with recurved blades dating back to the 1st milennium?