Scimitars are curved swords which are made to hack the opponent in pieces, but their not good for stabbing the target. They can be wielded by all warriors and rogue classes and druids as well. Scimitars are in the large sword proficiency in both games. This weapon inflicts 1d8 points of damage, has speed factor of 5 and it weighs 4 lbs. This appears in Icewind Dale.
The scimitar is closely related to the sabre, a single edged curved sword with protective hilt. The blade has a greater curve to it and is tapered to an elongated, sharp point. The origins of the scimitar are largely unknown however they have been very popular in the southern region of the Forgotten Realms.