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An example of a qama short sword

The qama or ghameh (قمه in Persian) is a short Persian sword, known as kina in the Caucasus and kama in Georgia. It is a long, 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, who adopted it from the Circassians, and is commonly referred to as the "Cossack dagger" and as the Kindjal in Russia and Ukraine. It resembles the Roman gladius and Scottish dirk.[2][3]