Darian was armed with knives and a short sword for the hunt; Xander used nothing but his hands and fangs.
The Somali are a fighting race and all go armed with spear, shield and short sword (and guns when they can get them).
Just the same form of short sword was used in Persia and is shown on the sculptures at Persepolis.
The kodzuka, or handle of a little knife implanted into the sheath of the short sword or dagger, was, also of metal and engraved with like care.
They use a stabbing spear, small throwing spears, and a broad-bladed short sword.