Scimitar measurement
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.
The definitive work on scimitars and other Persian equipment was written by Manouchehr.

He also has a book on Persian swordsmanship, which might contain more of the kind of info you are after.

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