Not to be confused with Dual Scimitars

Scimitar #9
The deeply-curved, high-carbon steel blade of the scimitar can terrify your opponent as you attack with a swashbuckling slash.
Buy Price
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Weapon Info
Weapon Type
Damage Range
40 - 45
Accuracy Range
58 - 63

Scimitar is a Melee Slashing weapon that can be purchased from and sold to Big Al's Gun Shop.

The Scimitar was one of the items available at the launch of Torn on 15 November 2004, having been introduced during the Torn City Beta. [1]

The Scimitar has a stealth rating of 5.4.


The Scimitar is most commonly obtained as a purchase from Big Al's. It can also be found through city finds.

1,000 Scimitars will be restocked at Big Al's after being sold out. The amount of time before a restock occurs is half the time it took the item to sell out, rounded to the nearest 15 minutes.

Scimitars can be bought from other players through the Item Market, Bazaars, or Trades, but as Melee weapons do not stack they must be purchased one by one, making it time consuming to buy in bulk.

A high quality Scimitar with a Weapon Bonus can be obtained by opening a Melee Cache. A Scimitar obtained this way can have a Damage stat up to 55 and an Accuracy stat up to 73.


Some players equip a Scimitar or another slashing weapon with the Parry bonus when Attacking to block an opponent's incoming melee attacks. Scimitars and other slashing or piercing weapons with the Eviscerate bonuses are sometimes used in the opening turns of a long fight to cause more damage over the duration of the fight.


Players can gain Weapon Experience on Scimitars once the "CBT3870 Bachelor of Military Arts and Science" Education course has been completed. Scimitars and all slashing weapons gain a 20% damage boost from the "Sweeney's Revenge" 10* special at a Hair Salon.

Scimitars, along with all melee weapons, receive a 10% damage bonus from the "Drunken Master" 3* special at Pubs and Restaurants, and a 2% damage bonus from the completion of the "HIS2170 Medieval History" course.

The Scimitar is affected by all universal buffs such as the 1% damage boost from completion of the "BIO2350 Evolution" course or the +3 accuracy from the "Seasoned Poacher" 10* Zoo special.

Related Awards

Scimitar Related Awards
Image Name Requirements
526451239.png Slasher Achieve 100 finishing hits with slashing weapons

Historical Notes

All Scimitars used to have the same damage and accuracy stats. Unique stats for each Scimitar were revealed in a December 2015 update. [2]

Image History

Scimitar Image History
Years Used Image
2006* to ~2010 [3] 7nlALED.png
~2010 to July 2012 [4] MdexgBo.png
July 2012 to present [5] qxxrBcl.jpg

* Items did not have images prior to 2006.

Patch History

Released in Patch list #


  1. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Melee Weapons (With citations) (26/05/23)
  2. Chedburn, Unique weapons and armor (08/12/15)
  3. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Melee Weapons (With citations) (09/01/23)
  4. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Melee Weapons (With citations) (09/01/23)
  5. Chedburn, Patch: Fixes and Updates 19/07/12 (19/07/12)