This Qama / Kindjal has a tempered and sharpened blade of high carbon steel. Two halves of wood are riveted to the thick blade tang to construct the grip, which is finished with two steel cone studs. Unlike other Qama on the market, this one has a slightly elongated grip to make it easier to hammer grip. It comes with a scabbard of stitched, robust leather with an integrated belt loop or integrated baldric strap.
Hailing largely from the Caucasus reason, the Qama is a fighting blade vaguely similar in both size and form to the Roman Gladius. It would look right at home tucked into the front belt of a Caucasus or Persian tribesman, or in the belt of a Georgian or Russian, ready to be drawn in an instant and to quickly lash out at the foe, tip outstretched.
The form of the Qama / Kindjal lends itself quite handily to thrusting attacks, which can be easily made fatal with such a sharply tapered tip. Though this is the natural focus of the weapon, the wide blade lends itself quite handily to close-in chops and hacks. This eminently practical self-defense weapon has been an iconic blade of the Caucasus hill and mountain peoples for many centuries, as well as having been a common dagger used by the Cossacks.
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