Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Akinakes

The Akinakes was a characteristic Persian sidearm. It was short in length but could be used for both cut and thrust. It is of Scythian origin, adopted by both the Medes and Persians from at least the seventh century until the second century B.C.

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The small loops leading from quillions to the blade. Made to protect the finger wrapped over the guard.
Poor coat from layered fabric or leather will little plates inserted and stitched between the layers.
Forward-curving single-edged sword.
Throwing stick made of wood.

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