The “Oriental” saber is made in the image of a shamshir – a saber of the Indo-Iranian region, spread from Morocco to India. A peculiar form of shamshir developed in the XVI – XVIII centuries. The name of the saber means “Lion’s Claw”, associated with the characteristic shape of the blade.
Such a curved shape is caused by functionality and improved combat properties when striking from above in battles with enemy infantry. Shamshir is ideally suited for rider warriors. In Europe, shamshir became known as the “Persian Saber”. The best blades were made from the Indian Wutz alloy delivered to Damascus by caravans and was the subject of active trade between India and Arabia. In those days, such blades were called “real Damask.”
The saber blade is narrow, but thick enough, strongly curved. This blade curvature has historical roots and recalls the combat version of this weapon, capable of delivering very effective blows when cutting. The blade is made of carbon damask steel of own production of Zlatoust masters – ZD-0803. Dark steel has a clearly visible characteristic damask pattern.