A nimcha is a single-handed sword from northwestern Africa, especially Morocco, a type of scimitar or saif. These blades are usually from the late 18th century onwards and are notable for often using older blades. With this variety of possible blade designs nimsha are distinct with the hilts that sport forward pointing quillons, and wooden handles with squared off "hooked" pommels. The cross guard will often have a knuckle guard which starts beneath the quillons and runs to the bottom of the pommel; on the opposite side of the hilt this path is normally continued into a 3rd quillion.
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nimcha Wikipedia
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