The blade structure of  Turkish kilij sword's called Yelman or Yalman (false edge) that adds to the cutting power of the sword and in particular to its thrusting capabilities. It goes without saying that a kilij was typically made from wootz steel or stainless steel. The most impressive statement about kilij is this: "I think this is the first sword that can rival the Katana" 

The Kilij was a curved Turkish sword. IT was the close-range weapon. The Turkish Kilij have a deeply curved, single edged blade with a flaring tip called a yelman. It has a cruciform guard, with a curving hilt that ends with a downturned pommel.

The Kilij was primarily a slashing weapon as its great curvaure made it difficult to thrust the weapon. The yelman added weight to the tip, giving it greater momentum when swing. Used by the Ottoman Turks. The tip is very sharp for stabbing, though because of its design it has to stab diagonally. This creates a fighting style that can go around shields and can be harder to block from swinging stabs. 

It was tested against many swords. It proved capale of slicing a pig in half with one swing.  The Turkish Kilij gives great amount of damage. 


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