The sword of the Greek Hoplite and the Greek heroes, the Xiphos was the sidearm for the Hoplite to draw when their spear was broken or the melee has broken into a wild scrum. This Greek Xiphos from Scorpion Swords & Knives is a powerful and resilient sword with excellent durability and cutting ability. The blade is crafted from 1095 high carbon steel which has been well-tempered to possess a 57 HRc hardness. The blade has a darkened and antiqued finish and it is tempered to be quite rigid to ensure that maximum force is delivered in the cut and the thrust with little lost to flex. The leaf-shaped blade delivers powerful chops and cuts and in a thrust it rapidly widens a puncture in a target.
The sword is robustly constructed with a full-tang construction with scales of thick black linen micarta which are solidly riveted to the thick blade tang to create the strongest construction possible. The grip is wrapped over in banding of supple leather. Included is a durable leather sheath with riveted construction and a slotted belt loop.