kara-kulak / ak-kulak, a traditional Balkan form of knife, which is similar in outlines to the yataghan. Literally, the name in Turkish means "black ears" / "white ears", respectively. This name is not connected to the construction, dimensions and so by any means, but is connected only to the material, from which the scales are made (usually, this is black buffalo horn or white bone).

kara-kulak / ak-kulak, a traditional Balkan form of knife, which is similar in outlines to the yataghan. Literally, the name in Turkish means "black ears" / "white ears", respectively. This name is not connected to the construction, dimensions and so by any means, but is connected only to the material, from which the scales are made (usually, this is black buffalo horn or white bone).

Steps in the evolution of the Khyber from ethnic to the regulation type.

Steps in the evolution of the Khyber from ethnic to the regulation type.

Bardiche. http://www.aurorahistoryboutique.com/products/R000289_L.jpg

Bardiche. http://www.aurorahistoryboutique.com/products/R000289_L.jpg

Afghan Khyber knife, forged blade has a thick "T" section spine with a single fuller to both sides running beneath the spine and sharp, thick beveled cutting edged, carved horn hilt with faceted steel fittings, grip strap has fine designs, felt like hide scabbard, the steel fitting to the base is faceted and bound with an iron strap and ends in an iron fitting,  84cms long in its scabbard, 57cms long blade.

Afghan Khyber knife, forged blade has a thick "T" section spine with a single fuller to both sides running beneath the spine and sharp, thick beveled cutting edged, carved horn hilt with faceted steel fittings, grip strap has fine designs, felt like hide scabbard, the steel fitting to the base is faceted and bound with an iron strap and ends in an iron fitting, 84cms long in its scabbard, 57cms long blade.

Khyber Knife / Salawar Yataghan, an Afghani bladed weapon. It is called a “sword”, but it be called a short sword, as defined by the modern terminology, the Khyber has a massive straight, T-reinforced blade of substantial length, widened at the base, so that the latter actually plays the role of a guard. The handle is 2 horn or bone slabs, conical scabbard made of wood and covered with leather or fabric and a long metal chape. The length of a typical example is between 45-100 cm.

Khyber Knife / Salawar Yataghan, an Afghani bladed weapon. It is called a “sword”, but it be called a short sword, as defined by the modern terminology, the Khyber has a massive straight, T-reinforced blade of substantial length, widened at the base, so that the latter actually plays the role of a guard. The handle is 2 horn or bone slabs, conical scabbard made of wood and covered with leather or fabric and a long metal chape. The length of a typical example is between 45-100 cm.

Two Kilij sabres - 2mm blunted edges, rounded tips, as is required by the HMBIA rule-set for bladed weapons. Forged to exact specifications by Viktor Berbekucz, Hungary.

Two Kilij sabres - 2mm blunted edges, rounded tips, as is required by the HMBIA rule-set for bladed weapons. Forged to exact specifications by Viktor Berbekucz, Hungary.

Ottoman miquelet lock gun, dated 1731–32. steel, gold, brass, ivory, wood, L. 55 5/8 in. (141.3 cm), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

Ottoman miquelet lock gun, dated 1731–32. steel, gold, brass, ivory, wood, L. 55 5/8 in. (141.3 cm), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

Fogón Rural  : EL CUCHILLO USADO  COMO DETECTOR DEL SONIDO http://fogonrural.blogspot.com.ar/2015/08/el-cuchillo-usado-como-detector-del.html?spref=bl

Fogón Rural : EL CUCHILLO USADO COMO DETECTOR DEL SONIDO http://fogonrural.blogspot.com.ar/2015/08/el-cuchillo-usado-como-detector-del.html?spref=bl

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