c. 1700 A.D.
The original scimitar sword was called a shamshir (meaning "lion's tail") and featured a strongly curved blade that was almost a half circle. Developed in Persia, this type of blade was effective for draw-cuts but other than that, it was of limited utility. This caused the blade to shift its shape into a more useful version, which we have chosen to reproduce from the famed Hank Reinhardt collection. This blade is quite effective, being able to draw-cut as well as slash, and the point is quite useful when employing a "hooking" thrust. The high-quality sword blade is of hand-forged high carbon steel, tempered for strength and meticulously polished to a superb finish. Hand-crafted by the famed metalsmiths at Windlass Steelcrafts. The unique grip is of hardwood and sports the classic bulbous pommel of an authentic shamshir. The guard and scabbard are constructed of quality steel. Complete with a leather scabbard reinforced by a brass throat and chape, offering dual suspension rings. This sword will be professionally sharpened to order and cannot be returned.
Overall: 36" Blade: 30½"Lx1"W. 3/16" thick. 1 lb./8 oz.