Μαχαίρι

Μαχαίρι

The word μαχάιρι can simply be used in the Hellenic (Greek) language to mean blade (of varying lengths) or synonymous with the english term "knife".  Here we are taking about the traditional knife.  If the reader watches the video of the 2016 Greek Independence Day Parade in Tarpon Springs, FL, one will be able to view traditional Greek knife work; drawn from the sash (ζώνη).  Youth, being 18 and under, are only taught defenses against the knife.