A scimitar (pronounced /ˈsɪmɪtər/) is a sword with a curved blade design finding its origins in Southwest Asia (Middle East).
The name can be used to refer to almost any Middle Eastern or South Asian sword with a curved blade, and is often thought of as having a ridge near the end. They include Arabic saif, Indian talwar, Persian shamshir, Turkish kilij and yatağan, and Chinese Dao, among others..
Serial killer/vigilante Jonny McHale used dual scimitars in his delusions. In reality, he was likely using a single katana, as one was found in his belongings, though a pair of dao were found at the Glen Hill crime scene, suggesting at least some of Jonny's murders may have been committed with them.