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(The arakh is like a scimitar, the Shamshir is part of the same family,there isn't a point out that it's similar. Besides the sword isn't called a "Fine shamshir", that's a description of the specific sword being shown, not a name for sword type)
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==Notes==
 
==Notes==
According to a representative of Valyrian Steel <ref>[http://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/topic/63729-is-it-worth-buying-valyrian-steel-swords/page__st__40#entry3470141/ Westeros Forum. 04 August 2012]</ref> HBO arakhs are similar to [[w: khopeshes|khopeshes]] whereas in [[A Song of Ice and Fire]], arakhs are more like [[w:scimitar|scimitars]]. The arakh has a very significant curve, similar to very fine Persian [[w:shamshir|shamshir]] swords: <ref>[http://www.oriental-arms.com/item.php?id=3691 Fine Persian Shamshir Swords]</ref>
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According to a representative of Valyrian Steel <ref>[http://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/topic/63729-is-it-worth-buying-valyrian-steel-swords/page__st__40#entry3470141/ Westeros Forum. 04 August 2012]</ref> HBO arakhs are similar to [[w: khopeshes|khopeshes]] whereas in [[A Song of Ice and Fire]], arakhs are more like [[w:scimitar|scimitars]].
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==

Revision as of 18:47, 11 September 2014

Khal Drogo wielding his arakh. Chris Dien. © Fantasy Flight Games
Dothraki arakh (TV Series), HBO Inc.©

An arakh is a sword commonly used by the Dothraki. It is shaped half like a sword and half like a scythe. [1] There is at least one known Valyrian steel arakh in the world, it is currently wielded by Caggo. [2]

Notes

According to a representative of Valyrian Steel [3] HBO arakhs are similar to khopeshes whereas in A Song of Ice and Fire, arakhs are more like scimitars.

See Also

See Also: Armament, for further info on various weapon types.


References and Notes