The seme (ol alem), or lion’s sword, is the constant sidearm of the Maasai man. It is a light short sword with a double-edged, leaf-shaped spatulate blade, often made from spring steel.
The gile (Afar: guile) is the typical knife of the Afar, tribal people of Africa.
The Barong (or Barung) machete is a traditional weapon of the Tausug Moro of Sulu and it makes part of the Parang family. It has variable size (30 to 60 cm) and it has origin from Philippines archipelago, particularly from Mindanao and the Sulu Islands.
The Phurpa is a ritual object rather widespread in Asian countries that have been influenced by Tibetan. Sometimes called "dagger sacred" the Phurpa was used in rituals by high level tantric practitioners, to fight evil spirits and to destroy obstacles.
Spain has a well established and rich knifemaking tradition, especially in cities like Toledo, Albacete, Ciudad Real, Granada, Jaén, Valencia and Seville, whose blades are known worldwide.
The antecedents of many Arab and Ottoman swords and daggers are to found in the sword of Sasanians and also in those of Bronze Age Luristan (the current western Iraq).