The shamshir is originally a weapon from Persia from the 9th century and spread from there all over the Ottoman Empire and India during the 16th century. They have a strongly curved blade and can be used for slashing in short and long distances. Weapons like this were used by both infantry and cavalry and were mainly popular as a primary weapon.
Shamshir, meaning sword, is a collective name for the shamshir, scimitar, Talwar, kilij and the Turko-Mongolian sabre. The shamshir was originally a hunting sword and many of these sword have a blade engraved with hunting scenes. It is a sinngle-handed weapon that has the same thickness over the whole length. Just as is the case for Japanese swords, they have no pommel and the contra-weight is made by the grip.
This sword is very sharp and weighs approx. 842 g. It has a brass cross-guard and a horn grip. The blade is made of high quality carbon steel with a hardness of 52 HRC. The scabbard is made of thick black leather, strengthened by brass decoration. It measures 92 cm, has a grip of 14,5 cm and a blade of 77,5 cm.
Length: 92 cm;
Blade length: 77.5 cm;
Grip length: 14.5 cm;
Weight: 842 g;
Steel type: 1055 carbon steel 50-52 HRC;
Tang construction: Full tang construction;
Grip wrapping: Horn, Brass;
Based on a historic original: Yes;
Transport weight (in gram): 3000 *
The blade of this sword can be blunted (2,5-3 mm) at a surcharge of €70,00. Please note: although the thickness will be the same as a battle-ready sword, the return right and warranty expires when using the blunting service. Please contact us if you wish to use the blunting service, or make a note at the last step of your shiopping cart. The extra delivery time is approx. 2 weeks.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Click here for more information on the European arms acts.
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