The gile (Afar: guile) is the typical knife of the Afar, tribal people of Africa.
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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