Forged in Fire: Cutting Deeper is a series that airs extended enhanced episodes with extra information, deleted scenes and bonus unseen footage from the show "Forged in Fire" that also airs on the History Channel.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Forged in Fire: Cutting Deeper - Scimitar - Netflix
A scimitar ( or ) is a backsword or sabre with a curved blade, originating in the Middle East. The curved sword or “scimitar” was widespread throughout the Middle East from at least the Ottoman period, with early examples dating to Abbasid era (9th century) Khurasan. The type harks back to the makhaira type of antiquity, but the Arabic term saif is probably from the same source as Greek xiphos (the straight, double-edged sword of Greek antiquity). The Persian sword now called “shamshir” appears by the 12th century and was popularized in Persia by the early 16th century.
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Many swords are related to the scimitar Aldaspan (Kazakh language) is a kind of heavy sabre that was used by Turkic tribes in Eurasia. Alfanje is a type of Spanish swords. From The Arabic al-janyar “dagger”. See Arabic language influence on the Spanish language Firangi Flyssa (19th-century Algeria) Kampilan a single-edged long sword, used by Philippine Moros. Karabela was a type of Polish sabre (szabla). It was popular in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the 1670s. Kaskara (19th-century Sudan) Mameluke sword (18th- to 19th-century Egyptian) and modern French, British and American Armies. Mohannad an Arabic name of a famous sword type. Nimcha (18th-century Morocco) Pulwar (Afghanistan) a single handed curved sword from Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is the traditional sword of the Pashtun people. Sabre Shamshir (Persia) Shamshir-e Zomorrodnegar Shashka Shotel (Ethiopian scimitar) Swiss sabre Sword of King Carol I of Romania Sword of Osman was an important sword of state used during the coronation ceremony of the sultans of the Ottoman Empire. Szabla the Polish word for sabre. It specifically refers to an Eastern European one-edged sabre-like mêlée weapon with a curved blade and, in most cases, a two-bladed tip called a feather (pióro). It appeared in the 14th and 15th centuries. Until the 19th century, it served as a symbol of the nobility (szlachta) in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Takoba (Tuareg sword) Talwar (North India) a type of curved sword or sabre from the Indian sub-continent, found in the modern countries of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. Zulfiqar is the sword of Caliph Ali.
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