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Greek Hoplite sword

length: 28"
blade: 22"
blade width: 2 1/8"
blade thickness: 3/16"
grip and pommel: 5 3/4"
guard: 4"
balance point: 2" from guard
weight (sword): 1 lb 15.7 oz
weight (sword and scabbard): 2 lb 9.0 oz

The #1 sidearm of the classical Greek citizen-soldier. (The #1 *weapon* of the classical Greek citizen-soldier was the spear. This is the #1 non-spear weapon of the classical Greek citizen-soldier.) The blade is spot-on: leaf-shaped, around 22" long, widening at around two thirds and tapering to sharp thrusting point. The grip and pommel are nice and solid, although the rounded leather-over-wood grip is not quite as historically accurate as the blade - grips on Hoplite swords were normally made with the flat tang sandwiched between layers of wood rather than with a turned rounded grip as this one is. However, it's one of the best (and one of the only) commercially available reproduction Greek Hoplite swords. High carbon 1095 tempered steel blade, steel guard, steel pommel, leather covered wood scabbard with brass trim. Go Greek!

Price: $160

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