Eastern European / Central Asian scimitar

The curved scimitar initially developed in Persia and Asia Minor, and the use of the scimitar spread westwards into the Asian steppes, eastwards into the Middle East and Northern Africa, and northwest into Turkey, Hungary, and Poland. Favored by light cavalry, the scimitar was light and fast enough for deadly slashing blows and guard-defying hooking thrusts. This is a magnificent example of the swordsmith's art - the blade is 1095 tempered high carbon steel, the grip is wood and the guard is also steel. Comes complete with a leather scabbard with steel fittings. A rarely replicated sword, great for reenactors!

length: 36"
blade: 31 3/8"
blade width: 1 1/8"
grip and pommel: 4 1/2"
guard: 5 3/4"
weight (sword): 1 lb 9.5 oz
weight (sword and scabbard): 2 lb 6.0 oz