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Dean Castle Arms and Armour

Swords

Shamshir

Description:

Shamshirs are a slim, radically curved, one-handed blade originating from the Middle East. Early forms of the sword began to appear in Persia around the 9th century, developing into what is recognised as a shamshir in the 16th century.

 

The swords have offset pommels that bend back from the grip to give balance to a swinging attack when in combat. It is part of the scimitar family of swords, including Indian talwars, an example of which you can see  here.

Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
RI_DC_0000093
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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