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Baldur's Gate Equipment Database: Search Results
Scimitar (EE)
Category: Weapon (Scimitar) Value: 55
Lore Req to ID: 0 Weight: 4

One-Handed Weapon
Damage: 1d8
Damage Type: Slashing
Speed Factor: 5
Proficiency: Scimitar/Wakizashi/Ninjato

Requires: 10 Strength

The long, curved, single-edged blade is characteristic of both the saber and the scimitar, even though their origins lie in different parts of Faerun. Whereas the saber was intended chiefly for horsemen, mainly due to its versatility, the scimitar has a heavier oriental influence. The "shamshir," as it was originally called, is larger, more highly curved, and tapered to an elongated, sharp point. This makes the weapon slightly slower but more effective and deadly in combat.