Cold Steel Shamshir Sword + Leather/wood Scabbard 88sts For Sale
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Shamshir with Leather/Wood Scabbard
Model #: 88STS
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.
Our 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’s 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.