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Old 15th August 2017, 04:26 AM   #271
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Georgian warriors, the illustration is from "Savage Svānetia "volume 2, by Clive Phillips-Wolley, 1883.
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Georgian warriors, the illustration is from "Savage Svānetia "volume 2, by Clive Phillips-Wolley, 1883.

mr lesghia looks a bit under armed, needs a few more assorted weapons about his person. (looks a bit like it was posed & he was loaded down to illustrate the range of arms available. and they add more in the middle pic! he can't be comfortable. how the heck can he draw that sword....)
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Afghan with choora dagger.
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Circassians wearing armor.
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Old 23rd October 2017, 01:24 PM   #275
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What a fascinating thread, thanks to all who have shared their photos.
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Shown as "Moros", this old postcard seems to include some Bagobos as well.
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....he can't be comfortable. how the heck can he draw that sword....)


This is a very interesting sword. We do not know its original name, but are just using "Kabiani Khmali": sword with a skirt ( see the scabbard), supposedly indigenous to Svanetia and Imeretia. This is the earliest known example of a guard-less Caucasian sword, likely one of a predecessors of shashka. Its handle was strongly angled toward the edge, just a tad short of a pistol grip. One possibility of such a construction is its potential use as both a stabbing and a slashing weapon. Also see the famous sword of Charles the Great.

One can read a paper by Bakradze and Kiziria here:

http://historical-weapons.com/wp-co...dze-Kiziria.pdf

The kindjal of the other warrior is also interesting: its pommel is square, reminiscing classical Gurian examples.
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