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The Shamshir originated in Persia and spread throughout the former Ottoman Empire and... more
Product information "Shamshir"
The Shamshir originated in Persia and spread throughout the former Ottoman
Empire and beyond into India and even the Philippines. Its strongly curved
blade was enduringly popular and absolutely ideal for delivering a devastating
cutting stroke. And, contrary to popular belief, it was very effective at
delivering rising, descending and hooking style thrusts!
Typically, the curved Shamshir blade had a narrow cross section and a sharp
point. It had a simple brass or steel crossbar hilt and an equally
straightforward handle made from wood or animal horn that terminated in a
distinctively bulbous pommel. This pommel was offset slightly to help the
hand resist centrifugal force when making a hard cutting stroke.
Cold Steel's version of this historic saber replicates the original as closely
as possible. The only modifications were to substitute a modern high carbon
steel for the blade and to use black faux buffalo horn for the handle.
Even the scabbard is a close copy of the original. It is made of thick, black
leather (so it won't dull the blade) and reinforced by a brass throat and chape,
and comes complete with dual suspension rings.
- blade length: approx. 77.5 cm
- hilt length: approx. 14.5cm
- total length: approx. 92 cm
- blade thickness: approx. 5 mm
- blade material: 1055 carbon steel
- weight: circa 842 grams
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