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Old 30th January 2021, 06:41 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by David R
Thank you for the link, some very interesting blades there, including what looks like a (pseudo) Shashka.
I believe this is simply a nimcha with a yataghan style hilt. While the nimcha style hilt was prevalent (in all its early variations), some preferred other hilt types. Claude shows a yataghan hilted example in his book as well.
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