Qama

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An example of a qama short sword

The Qama (Turkish: Kama) alternately spelled Quama and known as Kina in the Caucasus and a Kama in Georgia, is a type of long and wide double edged fighting knife or short sword, native to Circassia and neighboring regions in the Caucasus.[1] The Qama was traditionally carried by the cossacks adopting it from the Circassians and is referred to as the "Cossack dagger", and commonly as the Kindjal in Russia and the Ukraine. It resembles the Roman gladius in form and the Scottish Dirk.[2][3]

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