Greek Xiphos Sword: A Legacy of Ancient Warfare
Step into the annals of Greek history with the renowned Xiphos sword, emblematic of the fierce spirit and unparalleled craftsmanship of the ancient Greeks.
- Historical Roots: The Xiphos, an Iron Age marvel, is a double-edged straight short sword, traditionally wielded by the Greeks. Its typical blade length ranged between 20” to 25”, striking a balance between agility and impact.
- Design & Function: This sword's leaf-shaped design was not merely an aesthetic choice; it facilitated both slashing and thrusting maneuvers. While its existence can be traced back to the inception of swords, this leaf-shaped archetype was not exclusive to Greece and found its place in various European civilizations during the late Bronze Age.
- Usage: The Xiphos came into play primarily in close combat scenarios, post the spear's utilization. Due to the ravages of time, very few authentic Xiphos swords have stood the test of time.
- Blade: Made from resilient D2 steel, the blade promises durability and sharpness. This high carbon tool steel offers superior edge retention, making the sword not just a historical representation but also battle-ready.
- Handle: Crafted from elegant rosewood, the handle ensures a sturdy grip. The D2 steel bolsters add both aesthetics and balance.
- Dimensions: The sword boasts an overall length of 24", staying true to its historical counterparts.
- Hardness: With a Rockwell hardness rating between 55-62 HRC, the sword strikes a balance between toughness and edge retention.
- Protection: A robust leather sheath accompanies the sword, ensuring protection and facilitating easy carriage.
Greek Xiphos Sword: Dive deep into ancient Greek warfare with this 24" D2 Steel Short Sword. A perfect blend of history, design, and craftsmanship, awaiting enthusiasts and collectors alike.
Just received the sword and luckily I had some evil banana trees that were encouraging on me. The sword did EXCELLENT against those evil things. The biggest banana trees trunk was really big but the sword chopped right through is scary easy. Will be ordering more as money becomes available.
Looks and feels great. The handle fits my hand perfectly.
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.