Xiphos Sword: The Ancient Greek Combat Essential
Rekindle the valor of the Ancient Greek infantry with the Xiphos sword, a symbol of combat expertise and a testament to Greek martial artistry.
- History & Use: As the principal short sword of the hoplites, the xiphos was wielded by the formidable warriors of Ancient Greece. Primarily used when the spear - the primary weapon in formations like the phalanx - was rendered ineffective, the xiphos was the hoplite's reliable sidekick in the thick of battle. Designed to slash and thrust with equal prowess, it was indispensable in close combat scenarios.
- Design Origin: With roots possibly tracing back to Greece's Bronze Age, the xiphos underwent multiple design evolutions. However, by the Classical Greek era, it had become a standardized sidearm.
- Material: This xiphos boasts a blade crafted from Pattern-welded Damascus steel, known for its durability and sharpness.
- Construction: With 11 individual steel pieces, folded meticulously five times, the blade showcases 352 distinct layers.
- Performance: A Rockwell hardness rating of 55-56 HRC ensures that the sword remains sharp, yet flexible. The 1095 steel variant, known for its high carbon content, guarantees an edge that's razor-sharp while offering the resilience essential for combat.
- Hilt: Designed for a comfortable and sturdy grip, the hilt is forged from micarta, accentuated by brass bolsters.
- Protection: A finely crafted leather sheath accompanies the sword, ensuring both safety and aesthetic appeal.
Blade Layering Details
- Damascus Steel Composition:
- Carbon Steel: 6 Layers (#43 and #40)
- High Carbon Steel: 5 Layers (1095)
- Layering Sequence:
- 1st Fold: 22 Layers
- 2nd Fold: 44 Layers
- 3rd Fold: 88 Layers
- 4th Fold: 176 Layers
- 5th Fold: 352 Layers
Xiphos Sword: Relive ancient history with this 22" High Carbon Damascus Steel Sword, an ode to Greek warfare and craftsmanship. Ideal for historians, collectors, and martial arts enthusiasts.