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Belly Dance Dragon Scimitar Sword Silver Handle

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Regular Price: $85.00

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Overall Length: 34.5"
Blade measurement: 28"
Handle Length: 6.5"
Free display stand
High Quality Stainless Steel Construction
Unlike the other swords, this does not include a cover.
Weight: 0.92 KG

Regular Price: $85.00

Special Price: $56.78


Scimitar Sword
The Scimitar sword also known as Saif (Arabic word literary meaning a sword or blade) was the weapon used by warriors in middle-east during medieval times. The earliest known use of the Scimitar sword was is from the 9th century, when it was used by Muslim soldiers of Abbasid Empire in central Asia. The sword was primary weapon of Muslim soldiers fighting for Ottoman and other Muslim empires against crusaders. Its curved blade was easily recognizable and help Muslim soldiers distinguish between friends and foes because at that time the enemies of Muslim empire usually wield swords with straight blade. The Muslim soldiers of that era were so skilled in use of the Scimitar sword that the sword was considered as a weapon designed solely for Muslim soldiers.

The Scimitar sword is one of the most uniquely designed sword of medieval times. The blade is curved into a crescent shape (the shape of crescent is considered a holy symbol in Islam), while the handle is beautifully carved and usually made up of silver or other precious metals (mostly the hilt of Scimitar swords for knights and soldiers was made up of silver while Gold is used in making the hilt of a scimitar sword for a King). The sword is beautifully decorated from the tip of the sword to the start of its handle. The blade is curved and sharp as a razor even if it is made only for the purpose of dancing. The handle of the sword is well decorated and carefully carved into the shape of a dragon. The hilt of sword is slightly turned to one side for better grip. The sword is extremely well balanced i.e the weight of blade is almost equal to the weight of hilt making it easier for the wielder or dancer to perform his skills with accuracy. The dragon shaped hilt is decorated by carving silver into exotic shapes, no other metal or material is used in decorating the sword.

The Scimitar sword was a weapon of great use in a battle. The Scimitar sword serves its owner best when the wielder is sitting on a horse-back because of its light weight and great balance as compared to other straight blade swords. The scimitar sword has no cover so it is mostly kept un-sheathed while riding into a battle. The unsheathed blade of scimitar used to shine brightly under sun giving it a look of lethal beauty, increasing confidence, mesmerizing the onlooker and striking fear in the heart of its enemies. The curved blade allowed the wielder to slice its way through opponents body and keep riding without getting stuck. The popularity of the Scimitar sword soon spread to other Muslim empires including Turkish, Mongols and Mughals.

The handling of a Scimitar sword require great skills, a lot of training and understanding of blade. Muslim soldiers were given special training in sword fighting before making them an owner of Scimitar sword. The soldiers were given wooden sticks or blunt blade during their training. The process of training was based on strength, ferocity and accuracy in cutting/slicing target.

Graceful to look upon and fearful for those who stand against it the scimitar sword serves its purpose in war for a long time mostly in the hands of Muslim soldiers fighting against Crusaders. But soon after the end of these wars the soldiers started using Scimitar for a complete different purpose i.eDancing. So after serving its purpose in battle ground the soldiers started to use it on dancing stage.

The special dance with the Scimitar sword was known as Raks al- Saifi.e the dance with sword or more commonly known as Belly dance and other types of tribal dances. This type of dance soon became one of the most favorite dance type in middle-east. The beauty of this dance lies in the art of proper balancing of sword. Soon the Scimitar sword were modified (for instance one of the modification to aid dancers was turning the handle to one side) to increase their balance and make the dance more fluent. The dancers were specially trained as it was quite dangerous to dance with a sword as sharp as Scimitar.

Even today the Scimitar sword is quite famous and it popularity is growing beyond all human created borders. The Scimitar appears as a symbol on many important flags, badges and coat or arms of different countries across the globe. The symbols appears on flags of Kingdom Saudi-Arabia, Kingdom of Yemen, and Parliamentary flag of Mexico etc. The scimitar sword is depicted on coat of arms of Pakistani army, Palestinian army and Saudi army. It is now safe to say that with time the Scimitar sword is turned into a legendary symbol of bravery and beauty.

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