Although the spear was the primary weapon of the Spartan Hoplite, the sword was a close 2nd. Once the fighting got too close for spear use, the short thrusting sword would take over. This sword features a sharpened stainless steel blade with brass handle and includes a leather scabbard. This sword represents what the 300 Spartans would have really used at Thermopylae, not the fantasy design of the movie and graphic novel. A Kult Of Athena exclusive.