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.
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.
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).
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