The evolution of the sword has taken many roads. In Europe, the sword remained mostly straight and gradually got thinner. In other places though, things were different. This Turkish Scimitar, for example, shows that some cultures preferred a curved blade. This schmitar is eerily similar in construction to the typical scimitar, possessing a single-edged, curved blade that would have excelled at cutting and slicing. A short fuller runs down the spine of the blade, helping to reduce the blades weight, while the leading edge of the sword swells in the back near the tip, adding further weight and momentum of every sword-swing. The schmitar features a simple guard that consists of brass-metal quillons that extend out, while the curved handle has a forward-mounted pommel knob and a grip made of wood, ensuring that the sword sits easily enough in the hand. Curved swords like this Turkish Scimitar have a distinct advantage over their straight cousins, and that is because curved edges produce more effective cuts, although like anything in the world, there are drawbacks. At any rate, though, this is the weapon to consider, both for carrying or display, if you love the Middle Eastern style of swordplay.
- A Traditional Curved Middle East Sword
- Possesses a Singled Edged, Unsharpened Steel Blade
- Features a Simple Brass Guard and a Wood Handle
- Includes a Faux Leather Sheath
- An Excellent Costume Sword, Training Weapon, or Display Piece
- Overall Length: 40 Inches