Below we provide an overview of the most popular types of blade profiles, keeping in mind that there are many variants, modifications and combinations of the various profiles, making it sometimes difficult to classify them uniquely.
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 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.
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