|Damage vs. small||1d8|
|Damage vs. large||1d8|
|Base price||15 zm|
The scimitar is the only weapon to use the scimitar skill. There are no artifact scimitars.
Scimitars make up about 1.5% of randomly generated weapons (on the floor, as death drops, or in shops). In addition, they are often the starting weapons of hobgoblins, hill orcs, Mordor orcs, and orc captains.
Scimitars deal respectable damage but are not often used. Most roles that can use them prefer the upgrade paths afforded by the long sword or silver saber, the versatility of daggers, or the sheer power of the unicorn horn or dwarvish mattock.
The scimitar is a curved single edged sword. It originated in the Middle East. The curved design was good for slashing opponents without getting stuck while riding.
The similar saber has a cross-guard connecting to the pommel (tip of the hilt).
Oh, how handsome, how noble was the Vizier Ali Tebelin,
my father, as he stood there in the midst of the shot, his
scimitar in his hand, his face black with powder! How his
enemies fled before him!