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Acinaces (also known as the Akinakes)
Time Period: 7th-2nd century BC
Location: Persia
Common Construction: Bronze

The Acinaces is a Persian sidearm used between the 7th and 2nd century BC. It is between 14 and 18 inches long and is designed for both cutting and stabbing. Its length makes it either a long dagger or a diminutive short sword.

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