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An example of a qama short sword

The Qama or ghameh قمه in Persian is a short persian sword with two edge 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 Ukraine. It resembles the Roman gladius and Scottish Dirk.[2][3]