Classic Hoplite Sword

180.00€

The Greek Hoplite was a tough, effective citizen-soldier and was ferocious in defense of his home city. The most famous ones were from Athens and Sparta, and even though the spear was his weapon of choice, a short sword was also used in close combat. A leaf shaped blade such as the one on this sword, circa the 5th century BC, was quite popular throughout the ancient world, and is based on many illustrations and excavated examples. Features include steel guard and pommel with leather covered wood grip and high carbon steel blade of a far superior quality than any material available in the antiquity. Includes leather covered wood scabbard. This is one of the finest of the ancient world's weapons.

Weight 1.0 kg (2 lbs/4 oz), overall 71 cm (28-1/2), blade 56 cm (22"), 5.4 cm (2-1/8") wide, 4.8 mm (3/16") thick. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts.





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