Shamshir / Saif

Primary Material: Tempered Steel Aka ‘Scimetar’. The word "shamshir" means 'curved like a tigers tail', this was the name made for an acutely curved saber used in Persia, curving up to 15 degrees from cross to tip. Sabers were adopted fairly late in Central Asia and the Middle East, but were becoming widespread by the 16th Century when this unique design began to appear. A typical Shamshir had a simple crossguard up to 2” wide on each side, and was carried horizontally with the hilt and tip pointing up. The shamshir has many cousins in the region, all of which appeared around the same time and all of which were probably copies of the Persian shamshir (or possibly the Chinese dao). The Arab saif, the Etheopian guardes, and the Turkish killij all closely resemble the shamshir. All of these weapons were similar: slim cavalry sabers with deeply curved slicing blades designed for draw-cutting, featuring a small, canted grip intended to aid in weapon retention.

Attack Types
Weapon Size Reach Speed
Defense Base Damage All Primary AP Bonus Grapple Bonus Hardness HP
Shamshir / Saif M 2 5 3 1 - 6 SCP S 0 0 10 3