The Cold Steel Shamshir’s expertly heat treated carbon steel blade has a deep curve and a narrow cross section, combined with a keen edge and a very sharp point. It’s complimented by a brass crossbar hilt and a faux buffalo horn handle that terminates in a distinctive bulbous pommel. The pommel is slightly down turned to keep the wielder’s grip as secure as possible when making hard cutting strokes. The beautiful hand-made scabbard is made of thick black leather (so it won’t dull the blade) and reinforced by a brass throat and chape. The scabbard also comes complete with dual suspension rings for ease of carry or display.