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Old 3rd February 2021, 07:03 AM   #11
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Many of these double- and triple-bladed forms have been commonly referred to as haladie. Can you reconcile the difference in terminology you use here with that used in older sources (such as Edgerton), and elsewhere more recently. Even reputable antique sites still use the term haladie (see, for example, Oriental Arms).

One possibility may be that haladie refers to the Sudanese version of these multi-bladed knives with a central hilt. However, its widespread use for Indo-Persian weapons of the same form needs to be addressed.
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