Greek Sword Bundle
1. 1095 Steel Xiphos
2 Damascus Steel Kopis
3. Spartan Helmet
4. Spartan Shield
5. Cleaning Kit
6. Sword Sharpener
7. Sword Stand
8. Knife Stand
Handle Material: Rosewood with D2 Steel Bolsters
Overall Length: 24"
Rockwell Hardness: 55-62 HRC
Sheath: Leather sheath
Blade Material: D2 Steel
Handle: Wood and Brass
Overall Length: 16"
Rockwell Hardness: 56-58 HRC
Sheath: Leather Sheath
Blade Material: 1095 steel
The Spartan shield, or Greek shield, was one of the three features of ancient Greek body armor. Other items include helmet and a breastplate. The letter lambda (Λ), was painted on the Spartans' shields and quickly became a widely known Spartan symbol. Military families passed down their shields to each generation as family heirlooms. The technical use of Spartan shields evolved from bashing and shield wall tactics and were of such great importance in the Spartan army that losing a shield was a sign of disgrace. Not only did it protect the user, but it also protected the whole phalanx formation. To come home without the shield was the mark of a deserter; rhipsaspia or "dropping the shield", was a synonym for desertion in the field. Mothers bidding farewell to their sons would encourage them to come back with their shields, often saying goodbyes like "Son, either with this or on this" meaning they should return only in victory, a controlled retreat, or death, their body being carried on the shield.
This Spartan helmet is designed after historical artifacts found in ancient Sparta. It is made of 20 gauge steel, and is wearable. One size fits most.
Cleaning and Maintenance Kit
Complete sword and knife cleaning kit in traditional Japanese box. The kit is originally made for Katana swords but can be used for all high carbon and Damascus steel blades. The kit includes:
How to Use the Kit
Mekugi-Nuki- Brass mallet: Unscrew the short pin on top of the Mekuginuki, then place the bigger end of the pin on top of the Mekugi and hammer gently. When the Menuki is partially removed, turn the pin and finish the job. Mekugi (peg) removal tool. A brass hammer or wooden mallet and a punch can also be used. We do not recommend that steel tools be used that could damage the blade.
Uchiko Ball- Finely ground stone powder (hazuya and jizuya) in a silk ball: The blade should first be wiped with the cleaning cloth to remove the old oil. Uchiko may then be applied in one of two ways. The most common method is to gently tap the Uchiko ball every few inches along the flat of the blade on one side and then the other. The more traditional method is to hold the blade vertically and tap the ball every few inches along the spine. The fine powder particles will be drawn to the blade while the heavier powder particles will fall past the blade. The powder should then removed from the blade with another cloth wiping over the spine from hilt to tip in one direction. Remember, you are simply removing the powder and excess oil at this point – you’re not polishing nor do you want to scratch the blade. Once the powder has been removed the blade may be inspected, and a new light coating of oil may be applied to the blade, using a soft clean cloth or tissue.
Sword Oil- Use the cleaning cloth to wipe a light coating of oil on the blade.
Made of high quality white corundum for stone, it is corrosion resistant. Quickly make your knife sharp as new, never bothered by blunt knife while dicing or cutting.
1700 degree high temperature processing to make high hardness of stone, it is heatproof and wear-resisting. Water absorption stone, cool your knife during sharpening, protect your knife tools.
Heavy weight with 890g, bamboo base with rubber under the bottom, keep it non-slip while sharpening. Scraper is included to remove the mud or dirty stuff after sharpening, easy to clean.
Double-sided grit with 6000/1000#, suitable for rough grinding and fine grinding. Good for kitchen knives, hunting knife, pocket knife, scissors, etc.
Elegant design, good helper in kitchen, save your time from dull knives. Widely used in home, restaurant, hotel, sushi restaurant, etc.
Material Stone: White Corundum
Base: Bamboo + Rubber
Item Color May Vary
Net Weight: 0.89kg/31oz
Black sword stand for single sword.
Black sword stand for single knife.