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Michael R. J.




Location: Iowa
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PostPosted: Tue 08 Aug, 2017 12:24 pm    Post subject: Scimitar measurement         Reply with quote

Hello all I am new to this site and looking for some know how. I am wanting to make a wooden version of a sword from a book I have read. I need to figure out how best to measure the length of a scimitar in comparison to my height. I know that the sword is used mainly for slashing and parrying. Lots of spinning and crazy angles. I just can't seem to figure out what length would be best for someone who is 5 foot 4 inches. Any ideas would be appreciated. Or even good sites to look at or books to read.
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Dan Howard




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PostPosted: Tue 08 Aug, 2017 5:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The definitive work on scimitars and other Persian equipment was written by Manouchehr.
https://www.amazon.com/Arms-Armor-Iran-Bronze-Period/dp/3932942221

He also has a book on Persian swordsmanship, which might contain more of the kind of info you are after.
http://www.freelanceacademypress.com/persiana...nship.aspx

Author: Bronze Age Military Equipment, Pen and Sword Books
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