GREEK WARRIOR SWORD (Antique Silver tone) SW007 CHINA
Based on museum pieces dating from around 500 BC, this Greek Warriors sword 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 polished antique nickel finish with detailed embossed greek design and mythological symbols cast into the handel and matching sheath fittings. The blades is factory dull with a sharp point and adorned with painted screened artwork down the blade's center. This piece is not battle worthy and can not be sharpened as it is designed for decorative use only. Comes with matching blue simulated snake skin wrapped scabbard with cast metal furniture which features battle scene, twin lions and decorative design work. Sword in scabbard Measures 29.5" overall.An ideal choice for theatrical use or display in your Home or Office.
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• Overall Sword Length: 28 1/4"
• Blade Length: 20"
• Handle Length: 5 1/2"
• Blade Edge: factory dull
• Blade Material: 440S Polished Stainless
• Blade Width at Guard: 2 1/2"
• Hilt: Cast metal alloy antiqued silver
• Scabbard: sim snake skin & cast metal
• Sword Weight: 2 lb 5.2 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.