GREEK WARRIOR SWORD (Brass tone) 4126L by Denix of Spain
Based on museum pieces dating from around 500 BC, this Greek Warriors sword by Denix shows the extent to which edged weapons had developed as much as twenty five centuries ago, with iron blades and highly decorated hilts and scabbard fittings. This Greek Warrior Sword has a beautiful antique brass finish with detailed embossed greek design and mythological symbols cast into the sword handel and metal fittings of the scabbard. The matching sheath is constructed of simulated leather wrap and cast metal fitting finished in antique brass. The blades of Denix swords are cast from a metal alloy and cannot be sharpened, making them safe for display in family environments. Ideal for theatrical costume use or for a beautiful decorative display in any home or office.
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• Overall Length: 27 1/4"
• Blade Length: 20"
• Handle Length: 5 1/2"
• Blade Edge: factory dull
• Blade Material: Zinc metal alloy
• Blade Width at Guard: 2 1/2"
• Hilt: Cast Metal Alloy w/brass finish
• Scabbard: Sim. leather w/brass fittings
• Sword Weight: 2 lb 8 oz
Specs may vary slightly from piece to piece.
THE GREEK XIPHOS SWORD
The Xiphos (Greek) is a double-edged, single-hand sword used by the ancient Greeks. It was a secondary battlefield weapon for the Greek armies after the spear or javelin. The classic blade was generally about 50-60 cm long, although the Spartans supposedly started to use blades as short as 30 cm around the era of the Greco-Persian Wars. It was generally hung from a baldric under the left arm. The Xiphos was generally used only when the spear was discarded for close combat. The Xiphos' leaf shaped design lent itself to both cutting and thrusting. The design has most likely been in existence since the appearance of the first swords. The early Xiphos was a bronze sword. In the classical period it would have been made of iron. The early Celtic La Tène short sword, contemporary with the Xiphos, had a virtually identical blade design as the Xiphos.