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For over a thousand years, this high quality scimitar has been held by the greatest sultans and the mightiest caliphs. It has been used to topple empires, conquer continents and cause untold havoc all over the world.
Shahanshah publicity blurb

The Shahanshah (/ˈʃɑːhɑːnʃɑː/ shah-han-shah) is a community-created melee weapon for the Sniper. It is a yatagan with a leather hilt that is reinforced by dull golden bindings and a gold hand guard.

This weapon rewards players at the cost of risk. When the player's health is equal to or above 50% of the maximum, the Shahanshah deals 25% less damage than the Kukri. However, should the player have less than 50% of their max health, the weapon deals 25% more damage.

The Shahanshah was previously tested in the Team Fortress 2 Beta as the Beta Sniper Club 1.

Damage and function times

See also: Damage
Damage and function times
Damage type Melee
Ranged or Melee damage? Melee
Base damage 100% 49 / 81 / 48
Critical 146 / 244
Mini-crit 66 / 110
Function times
Attack interval 0.8 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.

Item set

Main article: Item sets
Lawrence of Australia
Item icon Timbuk-Tuesday Bundle.png

No effect



See also: Crafting


Reclaimed Metal Amputator Bushwacka Shahanshah
Item icon Reclaimed Metal.png + Item icon Amputator.png + Item icon Bushwacka.png = Item icon Shahanshah.png
Class Token - Sniper Slot Token - Melee Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Sniper.png + Item icon Slot Token - Melee.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Tribalman's Shiv.png Item icon Bushwacka.png Item icon Shahanshah.png Item icon Freedom Staff.png
Item icon Ham Shank.png Item icon Bat Outta Hell.png Item icon Conscientious Objector.png

As a crafting ingredient

Refined Metal Lawrence of Australia weapon Desert Marauder
Item icon Refined Metal.pngx4 + Item icon Bazaar Bargain.pngItem icon Shahanshah.png = Item icon Desert Marauder.png

Strange variant

Related achievements

Leaderboard class sniper.png Sniper

Be Polite
Be Polite
Provide an enemy with a freezecam shot of you doffing your hat.

Jarate Chop
Jarate Chop
Jarate and then kill 3 enemies with your Kukri.
Kook the Spook
Kook the Spook
Kill 10 Spies with your Kukri.

Update history

June 23, 2011 Patch (Über Update)

  • The Shahanshah was added to the main game.

June 28, 2011 Patch

  • Added/Refined recoil/draw/crit/reload forces for the Shahanshah.

March 12, 2015 Patch

December 21, 2017 Patch (Smissmas 2017)



See also