Immerse yourself in the pages of history with this meticulously recreated Kopis sword. Originating from the esteemed forges of ancient Greece, the Kopis embarked on its journey as a utilitarian blade for cutting meat and ritual sacrifices, before evolving into an instrument of war. The forward curve of its blade and the evolving lengths over centuries underscore its significance and adaptability amidst changing battle tactics.
Blade Material: The blade of this exquisite piece is forged from the legendary Pattern welded Damascus steel, known for its distinguished appearance and formidable strength. This meticulous process involves folding 11 pieces of steel five times, resulting in an astounding 352 layers of tempered carbon steel. With a Rockwell hardness rating of 55-56 HRC, this blade embodies a harmonious blend of razor-sharp edge retention and resilience, capable of withstanding the rigors of combat. The Damascus steel boasts layers of high carbon 1095 steel, renowned for its elevated carbon content, thus ensuring an edge honed to lethal sharpness yet flexible enough to absorb the shock of clashing steel.
Handle Construction: Unlike the mentioned bone and horn handle in the description, this Kopis features a handle constructed from wood and brass, designed to provide a comfortable grip whilst accentuating its ancient aesthetics. Its inward curve encases the hand, ensuring protection and a sturdy grip as the blade meets resistance.
- 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
This Kopis is more than just a sword; it's a homage to the martial prowess of ancient Hellenic warriors and the evolutionary saga of a blade transitioning from a tool to a feared weapon on the battlefield. Whether you are a collector with a penchant for historical artifacts or a martial artist appreciating the time-tested designs, this Kopis is a treasure trove of history, ready to be unsheathed.
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