This classic sword design originated in Persia, but was also used in India during the 13th and 14th centuries. The long curved blade was ideal for inflicting sweeping strokes or piercing gashes, and could be wielded equally well while mounted or on foot. The shamshir (Persian for sword) is the origin of the term scimitar. Collectors and re-enactors alike will enjoy this fine quality model that we have made available to you. Measuring 46 1/2" overall, this sword speaks quality in any language. The 34" stainless steel blade, hardwood handle, brass hilt and pommel, and the top quality sheath all combine to make this beautiful sword one which you will treasure forever!