Kopis Sword Details
The kopis is a one handed blade stemming from ancient Greece. The blade had a forward curve and was originally used for cutting meat, slaughter, or animal sacrifice. The use changed over time to a weapon, as did the size. Early versions were upwards of 26” long while later versions were as short as 19”. The concave shape of the blade, with the enlarging portion closer to the tip, helped deliver a powerful chop, similar to an axe. The handle had a inward curve to shelter the hand during the blows. The kopis is believed to be the influence for the Gurkha kukri from Nepal.
The knife is made from Pattern welded Damascus steel. Pattern welded Damascus steel 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 bone and horn with Damascus steel bolsters. It comes with a leather sheath.
Handle: Wood and Brass
Overall Length: 19"
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
Kopis Sword- High Carbon Damascus Steel Knife/ Sword- 19"
I am very happy with the workmanship of the blade and handle. The sword quality is unbelievable at its price. It is weighted well and competently ground. The Damascus pattern is beautiful. Be sure to get the leather scabbard to go with it