sword (weapons: edged); knife (weapons: edged)

Long knife or short sword. Narrow, single edged blade, broadening and curved towards the point, hafted into a cylindrical wooden hilt. The hilt decorated in three parts: near the blade the hilt is wrapped with a wide strip of brass that is bound with a narrow strip of brass with punched decoration at each end; in the centre a metal tube that is lacquered red; at the hilt end there is a long brass tube closed at the end by a brass disc, with the appearance of a shell case.


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