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.
Cold Steel®'s version of this historic saber replicates the original as closely as possible. Its expertly heat-treated 1055 high carbon steel blade has a deep curve and a narrow cross section, combined with a keen edge and a very sharp point. It's complemented by a brass crossbar hilt and a faux buffalo horn handle that terminates in a distinctive bulbous pommel. The pommel is slightly downturned to keep the wielder's grip as secure as possible when making hard cutting strokes.
The beautiful hand-made scabbard is made of thick black leather (so it won't dull the blade) and reinforced by a brass throat and chape. It comes complete with dual suspension rings for ease of carry or display.
1055 High Carbon Steel
The carbon content and lean alloy of this shallow hardening steel make this a very sturdy material that avoids a lot of the brittleness commonly associated with higher carbon materials. Particularly suited to blades requiring impact resistance, it's often seen in large fixed blades and swords.
- Blade material: 1055 high carbon steel
- Overall length: approx. 92.1 cm
- Blade length: approx. 77.5 cm
- Blade thickness: approx. 4.8 mm
- Handle length: approx. 14.6 cm
- Weight: approx. 802 g
- Incl. leather/wood scabbard with brass fittings
- Cold Steel® Product No.: 88STS
We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Please provide your birth date when ordering. We'll also need a copy of your ID-card or passport by email, scan, fax or mail.