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Sorting Out Categories of Bladed Weaponry Using the “Persian Revival Sword” as an Example

By Ruel A. Macaraeg, M.A., J.D.




Sorting Out Categories of Bladed Weaponry Using the “Persian Revival Sword” as an Example

This article challenges the familiar concept of “Islamic weaponry” by analyzing one unique example of that category, known among collectors as the “Persian revival sword.” Confusion arises largely from categories (such as “Islamic”) imposed by writers without proper understanding of the sword’s form, function, and historical context.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 20 No. 1 (2011): 24 pages.


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