Cold Steel – Shamshir


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Fighting With The Saber & Cutlass

  • 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’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.
  • Specs:
    • Overall Length: 36 1/4″
    • Blade Length: 30 1/2″
    • Blade Thickness: 3/16″
    • Weight: 30.1oz.
    • Steel: 1050 High Carbon
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