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The best way to describe this scimitar in historical terms is to say that it is a cross between a Persian shamshir and a Turkish kilij. The best way to describe this scimitar in non-historical terms is to say it is freaking unbelievable.
It's a perfectly balanced, perfectly tempered, hand-forged scimitar. It was created in the world-famous Hanwei forge with temper, balance and craftsmanship as the highest priorities. We'd compare it to some other scimitars but we've really not handled one that can compare to it.
It is very light for a scimitar of its size, and handles very well. In fact, so well that it has been used by bellydancers in their routines. The balance is truly remarkable on this sword (POB is about a third of the way down the blade)(if you don't understand what that last sentence means, don't worry about it. I'm not really sure myself). (editor's note: He's lying. He knows exactly what it means.) (Editor's note: he damn well better or we're getting a new writer). The balance is so good, in fact, that the scimitar can actually be placed upside down, on the back edge, and balanced on any object (including someone's head, for you bellydancers out there).
As mentioned before, this most resembles a traditional Kilij. It has the characteristic slim blade for the first two thirds, then flares dramatically (and intimidatingly) at last third (this flared end is called a Yelmen, for those of you who keep up on those sorts of things).
Blade is Forged and Tempered High Carbon Steel. Gaurds and Pommel are made from Brass. Grip is Leather-Wrapped Wood.
Full tang, it is a hidden tang
-carbon steel 0.62~0.7
-blade type of steel 65MN
-is heat treated