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Title: Flyssa  
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Subject: Scimitar, List of premodern combat weapons, Types of swords, Kastane, Krabi (sword)
Collection: African Swords
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Flyssa is a Berber traditional sword of the Kabyles[1] tribe of Algeria and part of Morocco 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.


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  • Photograph of a traditional flyssa
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