KOPIS OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT 518 MARTO This sword is the Alexander the Great Leonatus Sword
officially licensed Alexander movie replica by Marto of Toledo Spain.
With its short length, light weight and trademark single-edge curved blade, the Greek kopis was favored by Alexander the Great for its ability to deliver quick and devastating cuts during close quarter cavalry and infantry battles.
Forged from battle-grade stainless steel and rendered authentically with a hand-finished
Antiqued metal guard, tang pins and ornamented pommel,
this museum quality blade marks an outstanding achievement in historical, theatrical and artistic design. The blade is stamped with Marto "M" Seal, Made in Spain Marto Toledo, and official Made in TOLEDO box stamp. Each sword comes with a Certificate of authenticity.
THE KOPIS SWORD Alexander the Great (Alexander III of Macedon, 356-352 BC) was one of the best tactical generals and conquerors in military history. The kopis sword was a one-handed weapon and was held in high esteem by Alexander and Macedonian, Greek, as well as Roman, and Spaniard warriors. Early examples had a blade length of up to 26 inches, making it almost equal in size to the spatha. The kopis had a single-edged blade that pitched forward towards the point, the edge being concave on the part of the sword nearest the hilt, but swelling to convexity towards the tip. This shape, often termed "recurved", distributes the weight in such a way that the kopis was capable of delivering a blow with the momentum of an axe, while maintaining the long cutting edge of a sword and sharp point to execute a thrust.