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Old 3rd February 2021, 09:10 PM   #14
Ian
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Kubur,

As I mentioned, several authorities speak of the haladie. Stone has this entry:
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HALADIE. A Rajput double dagger with two short, curved blades fastened to the opposite ends of a straight handle. (Egerton 390). A similar weapon is still used in Syria (Fig. 342)
It seems that this form may not be of the "parrying shield" class, but used differently as rather a fancy knife.
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