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Munitions Grade - Devil's Edge - Damascus Qama / Kindjal - AK004-MG
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This Qama / Kindjal has a double-edged blade of sharpened damascus steel; the blade is embellished with the vibrant, swirling designs of mixed steels in the layered damascus blade. These patterns were created when the smith worked two differing types of steel into a single billet before forging it together into a single, double-edged blade.

This was a process designed to make the most out of the steel available in earlier centuries - which could widely vary in quality. The smith skillfully pounded both hard and soft steels into a single billet so as to create a blade with some of the edge retaining quality of harder steel and the shock absorption properties of softer steel - a good weapon would need both of these qualities. The process of folding the steels together also aided in purifying the steel of impurities present in pre-industrial process steel. Modern steels from industrial mills are quite pure, high in quality and widely available and thus the practical reasons for making damascus have been made redundant by modern materials and industrial processes, but these modern mono-steels do not have the handworked artistry and iconic pedigree of damascus.

The hilt is crafted by merging two carved and polished halves of wood with the thick blade tang with a pair of steel rivets topped with conical steel studs. The hilt of this Qama is slightly longer than other production Qama on the market, making it easier to grip in the ‘’hammer’’ fashion. The sword is paired with a scabbard of sturdy, stitched leather with a belt loop and adjustable baldric strap.

An iconic weapon of the Caucasus region, the Qama / straight Kindjal was used by cultures as far-reaching as Georgia and Persia, as well as Russia and the Caucasus. Circassians, Cossacks and Persian tribesmen alike all wore the Qama as a weapon of personal self defense and many were highly embellished to reflect status. Being a weapon associated with Persia and the trade between Persia and India in steel and arms, many Kindjal and Qama had blades of wootz steel, the process of its creation created patterns of ‘’watered steel’’ similar in appearance to damascus steel.

Overall Length: 23'' Blade: 17 3/8''

Retail Price: $149.95

Weight: 1 lb 10.9 oz
Edge: Sharp
P.O.B.: 3 1/2''
Thickness: 5.4 mm - 2.8 mm
Width: 51.1 mm
Grip Length: 3 3/8''
Pommel: Integrated


Please note: Demonstrations in these videos may represent torture tests under ideal conditions and do not imply a sword will handle this type of activity consistently. Swords should only be used to cut approved materials, and proper training should be sought before partaking in this dangerous activity.

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