Since the Animation Pack 1 update, the White Scimitar was the only scimitar which did not get updated properly. The inventory sprite appeared different and the wielding position was pointed forwards instead of up.
On 9 November2009, clipping of the white scimitar's inventory icon was stopped.
After the Evolution of Combat, it now requires 25 Attack to wield. It required only 10 Attack before the update.
Prior to the Evolution of Combat it had a +1 Prayer bonus, and was the only Scimitar in the game to have one.