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Flyssa is a Berber traditional sword of the Kabyles[1] tribe of Algeria during the 19th century and earlier. These types of swords come with blades of various sizes from 12 to 38 inches (30 to 97 cm). This type of sword was used to break open mail armour, which was still worn in that part of the world in the 19th century.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Stone, George Cameron (1999). A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor: in All Countries and in All Times. Courier Dover Publications. p. 234. ISBN 0-486-40726-8.

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