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Araby merchants introduced the scimitar to the Old World. Though a sword, its curved blade, single edge, and lightweight lend it speed and accuracy in the hands of a skilled fighter. The severity of the curve varies considerably, though they are all equally effective. Scimitars, like swords, come in one- and two-handed varieties, with blades as long as 3 feet. It's believed that scimitars evolved from the khopesh.[1a]

Source

  • 1: Warhammer Fantasy RPG 2nd ED -- Old World Armoury
    • 1a: pg. 34

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