When a Greek soldier, known as a Hoplite, marched into battle, they favored group tactics, using javelins to soften their foes from afar before switching to a sword, likely this Grecian Straight Sword, to use when fighting at closer distances. The sword possesses a unique design, one that differs greatly from the long swords of later years, featuring a slightly shorter length with a blade that features a stiff central ridge and a leaf-shaped blade. This gives the sword plenty of rigid strength, while also putting more weight into the point of impact, where the blade cuts the most efficiently. The hilt is straight-forward in design too, being all cast-metal with a bone insert. The uniquely shaped grip does allow the sword to fit nicely into the hand, though, while the short guard offers a bit of protection to the hand. The sword-blade is made from fine steel, giving it a realistic look. The sword includes an ornate wood scabbard, which is accented with brass decorations and mounting rings on the throat, and a decorative piece on the chape as well. Length makes this Grecian Straight Sword a stellar choice for the modern-day hoplite to carry as their primary arm, giving plenty of reach and an authentic look, while the ornate detail of the scabbard ensures that this sword is a fine display piece - as well as a weapon that will make you look more like a general, than a rank and file troop.
- A Classic Looking Greek Blade
- Possesses an Impressive and Noteworthy Design
- The Blade is Made from Fine Steel
- Cast-Metal Hilt Features a Bone Insert
- Includes a Wood Scabbard with Brass Fittings
- A Fine Collectible, Display Piece, and Costume Sword