A kard is a teep o Islamic knife foond in Turkey, Armenie, Iran, an aw the wey tae Indie. Maistly uised in the 18t century an afore, it haes a straicht single edgit blade an is uisually nae langer than 41 centimetres (16 in) in lenth. It haes nae gaird, an uisually the handle wis bone, ivory, or horn. It wis maistly a stabbin weapon, an commonly the point wad be reinforcit tae penetrate chain mail. A major characteristic o a kard is that the hilt is anerly partially covered bi the sheath.