Description of the Product

The original scimitar was called a shamshir, (which meant "lion's tail") and had a deeply curved blade that was almost a half circle. Developed in Persia, this type of blade was effective for drawcuts, but other than that, of limited utility. This caused the blade to shift its shape into a more useful version, which we have chosen to copy. Blade is quite effective, being able to drawcut as well as slash, and the point is quite useful in the "hooking" thrust often used. Persia was one of the Ancient super powers, and engaged in wars against the Greeks, Romans and the Byzantium. In the 4th Century BCE, after Alexander the Great conquered the king of the Persians, Dareios III, Persia became a part of Alexander’s empire. However the dreams of unity and peace were not to last, and after the death of Alexander the empire fell apart as quickly as it had been built. This beautiful and romantic sword takes you on a journey to a world long gone, of harems and sandstorms. Grip is wood, and the guard and scabbard furniture are steel. Complete with scabbard. Copied from the Hank Reinhardt collection.

Weight 0.7kg
(1 lb. 8 oz), overall 91cm
(36"), blade 76cm
(30 1/2") long, 2.9cm
(1 1/8") wide. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts.

Absolutely worth visiting. Things to wonder and admire for hours and to buy... Don't tell your spouse unless he/she is also an enthusiast :)
- Daniel Kohvakka

Products are located in our own storehouse

In Kaarina, Finland.

Fast shipping

Orders are shipped out within 24 hours of us receiving the order.

Purchase online or offline

You can also pickup your order at our store.

Flexible payments

We accept Credit Cards & Online Banks etc.

Our Store

All orders can also be picked up from the brick-and-mortar store at Oppipojankuja 1, 20780 Kaarina. 10min drive from the centre of Turku.