Xiphos Sword Description
The Greek xiphos sword is a double-edged, one-handed Iron Age straight short sword used by ancient Greeks. The classic blade was between 20” and 25” in. The xiphos sometimes has a midrib, and is diamond or lenticular in cross-section. It was generally hung from a baldric under the left arm. The xiphos was generally used only after the spear was discarded for close combat. Very few original xiphos sword have survived. The xiphos' leaf-shaped design allowed it to be used for cutting and thrusting. The design has likely been in existence since the appearance of the first swords. The leaf-shaped short swords were not limited to Greece and can be found throughout Europe in the late Bronze Age. Blade Materials
Handle Material: Rosewood with D2 Steel Bolsters
Overall Length: 24"
Rockwell Hardness: 55-62 HRC
Sheath: Leather sheath
Blade Material: D2 Steel
Greek Xiphos Sword- Short Sword- D2 Steel- 24" Battle Ready
I was hesitant to pull the trigger on this, but I am glad I did. I am very impressed by the quality and finish of this sword. First of all, the sword arrived in record time (literally three days in hand after I placed the order). The sword arrived well packaged and in excellent condition. The finish of the sword is very nice (no visible flaws) and the blade is very sharp. The included leather sheath was also very nice (it even has a shoulder strap attached). All in all, I am very satisfied. This was my first purchase from Battling Blades, but if my next buy (probably a Rapier) is as nice, I will be a longtime customer.
This is my favorite sword great weight and balance plus makes you feel cool.
Simple and beautiful. First of 3 was good and each one got better. Sharp and sturdy with handy sheaths.