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Scimitars and Curved Swords

Scimitars and Curved Swords

For years, only the bad guys had these, but they're slowly becoming fashionable for heroes these days. Could be the exotic nature of them. Could be the dangerous looking curve. Or it could just be the wide-sweeping upsizing factors of globalization on ent
SBA-DAG-KURKI

SBA-DAG-KURKI

Crusader Knight's- Traditional military knife of Nepalese army

$36

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SBA-SWD-MED-FALCHION

SBA-SWD-MED-FALCHION

Medieval European Falchion

$77

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This falchion has a nice curve to it and is weighted similarly to the first falchions created. Sleek design and a distinct blade groove put this falchion in a class of its own.

SBBR-DAG-KUKRI

SBBR-DAG-KUKRI

Kukri Fighting Dagger or Knife

$41

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SBBR-DAG-KUKRI-BLK

SBBR-DAG-KUKRI-BLK

Kukri Dagger with Black Sheath

$32

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SBC-FIREDANCERSCIMITAR

SBC-FIREDANCERSCIMITAR

The Firedancer - Fully balanced, hand-forged, tempered scimitar

$184

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This is 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.

SBCB-AETHERNIS

SBCB-AETHERNIS

Aethernis Premium Swept-bladed Sword with Carved Wooden Sheath

$315

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The Aethernis is a high-carbon, fully-tempered, sharpened, and battle-ready reproduction of Filipino style, pre-conquest weapons. The curves of the blade scream of elvish grace, with sweeping flourishes arching along the forte of the blade.

SBCB-DUNDAREI

SBCB-DUNDAREI

Dundarei- Premium Swept Blade Saber with Carved Wooden Sheath

$315

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The Dundarei saber is a fully-tempered and battle read.he swept forward blade allows for powerful strokes. And the graceful fullers carved on the forte of the blade makes you look good while making those strokes.

SBCB-LAEONIS

SBCB-LAEONIS

Laeonis - Premium Broad-bladed Short Sword with Carved Wooden Sheath

$315

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Fully tempered, battle-ready and razor sharp. Both the blade and grip of the Laeonis have a forward tilt to them that gives maximum leverage when cutting. The blade itself is wide, but still light and comfortable to hold.

SBCB-MOULNER

SBCB-MOULNER

Moulner Falcatus Premium Double Curved Short Sword with Carved Wooden Sheath

$315

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SBCB-SINDARIAN

SBCB-SINDARIAN

Sindarian Premium Command Saber with Carved Wooden Sheath

$328

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SBCB-WRYTHBLADE

SBCB-WRYTHBLADE

Premium Kalis Kris Blade with Carved Wooden Sheath

$333

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SBMU-PIRATECUTLASS

SBMU-PIRATECUTLASS

Pirate Cutlass - Tempered Pirate Saber

$175

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SBA-SINDARKILIJ

SBA-SINDARKILIJ

The Sindar Kilij - Scimitar of the Ottoman Empire

$57

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SBBR-BATTLESCIMITAR

SBBR-BATTLESCIMITAR

Decorative Battle Scimitar with Two-Tone Grip

$56

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SBBR-PERSIANPRINCE

SBBR-PERSIANPRINCE

Persian Prince War Scimitar

$52

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SBCB-LOREI

SBCB-LOREI

Lorei - Premium Curve-bladed Short Sword with Carved Wooden Sheath

$315

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SBCH-SWD-GONGFU

SBCH-SWD-GONGFU

Gongfu(Kung Fu) Broadsword

$204

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Strongblade Lore
(A Bit of History According to Strongblade)

This is a reproduction of type of sword known as the Kilij, or Kilic (depending on your mood and ability to pronounce words ending in 'J'). The Kilij was a fearsome sword in the Ottoman empire, when men in armless chairs conquered most of the areas of the Mediterranean east of Italy. Okay, so we're kidding about the chairs, but we're serious about the conquering stuff. The Ottoman empire was one of the longest running empires in history, spanning from the late 13th century to the early 20th century.

These backswords were used in the later days of the empire and featured a fearsome flare towards the tip. This flare, known as a 'yelman' did indeed make men yell in fear. Aside from its holy-crap shock value, the yelman gave the sword a better heft towards the front and much more power when used to slash. If you were hit by one of these swords, you were probably going to lose a piece of you.

Some Kilijeses (okay, I truly have no idea what the plural of Kilij is. Deal with it) had even larger flares at the tip, which made the slash even more devastating, but also made the sword a little more cumbersome. You've seen Kilijesessesees before in movies like Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Last Ark, Aladin and Sinbad. The sword falls into the Western classification of Scimitar, in the same family as the Shamshir and the Tulwar.

Curved Swords The exact origin of curved swords is something that has been debated for years. It is generally accepted that the majority of curved swords came from the East. Curved swords most likely manifested somewhere around Egypt, with the appearance of the khopesh (a sword somewhere between sickle and sword). Since then, a number of curved swords began appearing in the East and westerners took to calling such curved swords "Scimitars." Technically, there isn"t one sword that is called a scimitar; the term refers to the entire group of curved swords that came from East (excluding the Japanese curved swords). The term may be a derivative of "Shamshir," which was a thin curved sword from Persia, although the shamshir wasn"t really popularized until the 1500s. Other scimitars include the Turkish kilij (think of the massive cleaver swords from Aladdin and you have a fairly accurate picture), and the Indian Tulwar (somewhere between a shamshir and a kilij). Some smaller curved swords from the east include the Kopis (a knifelike curved blade that probably was the predecessor of the Khopesh), the Nepalese kukri and the hook-handled falcata of ancient Spain. Curved swords weren"t confined to the east, of course. As the scimitars developed in the east, the west was catching on to the trend. Sabers and cutlasses were slowly conceptualized and developed in Europe. The curved blades were ideal for charging horsemen who tended to lose their straight blades in the bodies of their haplessly impaled foes. The curved sabers could slash opponents and slide off as the horsemen rode by. Another advantage was that curved blades were more compact than straight ones, so horsemen were also able to slash from side to side without worrying about trimming the ears off their horses. Sailors also liked this compact size, since ship-board combat was often in very close quarters, with a vexing amount of wooden obstacles for swords to get embedded in. This explains the stereotypical image of the pirate holding a cutlass, reinforced recently by Johnny Depp and Kierra Knightley in the movie Pirates of the Caribbean. Back-Swords A back sword is a sword that has only one edge. The non-sharp edge of the sword is known as the "back" of the blade. These swords often are curved. Examples of back-swords include most cutlasses, sabers and what westerners refer to as "Scimitars."

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