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Dothraki arakh (TV Series), HBO Inc.©
Dothraki wielding an arakh. Note that this arakh should have more of a curve to it - by Tomasz Jedruszek. © Fantasy Flight Games

An arakh is a sword commonly used by the Dothraki. It is shaped half like a sword and half like a scythe. [1]


According to a representative of Valyrian Steel [2] HBO arakhs are similar to khopeshes whereas in A Song of Ice and Fire, arakhs are more like scimitars. The arakh has a very significant curve, similar to very fine Persian shamshir swords: [3]

See Also

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

References and Notes