-- Scimitar
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Scimitar (also known as Scimiter)
Location: Middle East

Scimitar is a general term for Middle Eastern curved blades. This includes:

Kilij (Turkish)
Nimcha (Moroccan)
Pulwar (Afghan)
Saif (Arabic)
Shamshir (Persian)
Tulwar (Indian)

Scimitar is a 16th century label, most of these blades pre-date that term. Although the scimitar dominates Western fiction concerning Middle Eastern weapons, there is no single blade type that one could consider a scimitar.

General Term, History, Sword, Weapon

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