The shamshir came to notoriety in the Persian empire around the 12th century, and more notably in the 13th century with the Mongol invasion. A versatile weapon on foot or in the mount, the long, deeply curved blade was capable of devasting deep cuts and some thrusts which makes for an excellent calvary sword. Its five-century evolution came to a pinnacle during the Ottoman Empire to what we perceive as a shamshir today.
Hanwei’s Shamshir pays tribute to the craftsmanship and excellence of the blades of the past with keeping true to form on the classic stylings. The 33” steel blades have over 2” of curvature with a balance point of 8 ½” inches. The full tang handle features a gorgeous rosewood handle. The hilt and black leather scabbard fittings are stainless steel. The Hanwei Shamshir can be a formidable weapon or an excellent collector’s piece. Only the soul who wields it can decide.