Acinaces Sword Description
The acinaces sword, or Scythian sword, or is a type of dagger or short sword found in the first millennium BCE in the eastern Mediterranean region. It was originally used by the Medes, Scythians, Persians and Caspii, and was eventually a primary weapon used by the Greeks. The acinaces, of Scythian origin, was made famous by the Persians, and rapidly spread throughout the ancient world. The Romans believed that this weapon originated with the Medes but archeological evidence suggests it originated as a Scythian weapon. The acinaces is started between 14-18 inches in length but increased in size under the Persian development to upward of 26”. It has a double edge with the hilt resembling a bollock dagger. The pommel of the Scythian sword may be split or of the "antenna" type. This pommel is the most traditional split style. The sword was suspended from a belt on the wearer's right side.
This Scythian sword is made from Pattern welded Damascus steel. Pattern welded Damascus steel scimitar is a hard heat treated, folded carbon steel. There are 11 pieces of steel, folded five times, making 352 layers. The steel is the perfect combination of hardness and durability with a Rockwell hardness rating between 55 and 56 HRC. High carbon Damascus steel must contain layers of high carbon steel. The high carbon steel we use is 1095 steel which is the highest content carbon steel used in swords. The combination of the steel layers creates a sword that is strong enough to hold a powerful edge while having the strength and flexibility to withstand powerful collisions. This makes the perfect steel for swords. The handle is wood with Damascus steel bolsters. It comes with a leather sheath.
Handle Material: Wood
Overall Length: 25"
Rockwell Hardness: 55-56 HRC
Number of layers: 352
Sheath: Leather sheath
Blade Material: Damascus steel
6 Pieces of Carbon Steel #43 and #40
5 Pieces of High Carbon Steel 1095
1st Fold- 11x2=22 Layers
2nd Fold- 22*2=44 Layers
3rd Fold- 44*2=88 Layers
4th Fold- 88*2=176 Layers
5th Fold- 176*2=352 Layers
Acinaces Sword- Scythian Sword- High Carbon Damascus Steel -25"
At 25 inches It is still one of the heaviest in my collection. It’s well made, looks good, and is a reproduction of a historic Persian sword. I’m very pleased with the sword and Battling Blades' service.