Developed around the 17th/18th Centuries, The Nimcha Sword rose from Northwestern Africa (primarily around the Moroccan Region). Falling into The Scimitar family of weapons, it's design type was copied in Germany and other Northern European Nations (as a cavalry weapon). A fatter blade tip, extending downwards some 5 inches before resuming a normal curving (as one would expect from a cavalry blade). The Nimcha ranged from 36 to 45 inches in length and weighed in at 2.5 pounds (somewhat heavier than expected). Nimcha were also known for their stylized “horse head” handle and pommel combinations (made of wood or bone). A “D” guard hand protector was also installed. The Nimcha also featured an unusual Cross hilt, in that in was a small uphooked metal flanged bar. This innovative device was used and part sword catcher and sword breaker. These blades saw some popular service with The Moors.