This xiphos is a replica of an original from the 5th century BC found in Campovalano, Abruzzo (Italy). Nowadays it`s part of the collection of the British Museum of London. Swords like these were used by the Greek city-states and their colonies at the Mediterranean sea.
The xiphos has a blade made of carbon steel and a hilt made of bronze. It is 76 cm long, with a blade of 58 cm long and weighs 1 kg. The sword comes with a wooden scabbard, covered with red leather and decorated with brass ornaments in the late Greek/Etruscan art style.
Length: 76.5 cm;
Blade length: 59.5 cm;
Grip length: 17 cm;
Weight: 1150 g;
Steel type: EN45 spring steel, hardness 48 HRC;
Tang construction: full tang construction inclusief pommel;
Grip wrapping: Steel;
Based on a historic original: Yes;
Transport weight (in gram): 3000 *
This item is semi-sharp and designed for decorative purposes. It can be made razor sharp at a surcharge. When using the sharpening service, the return right and warranty expires. The extra delivery time is approx. 2 weeks.
The blade of this sword can be blunted (2,5-3 mm) at a surcharge of â‚¬70,00. Please note: although the thickness will be the same as a battle-ready sword, the return right and warranty expires when using the blunting service. Please contact us if you wish to use the blunting service, or make a note at the last step of your shiopping cart. The extra delivery time is approx. 2 weeks.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Click here for more information on the European arms acts.
Tip: How to adjust the finish of your armour and weaponry
Luxurious (polished)- polish the steel with metal polish or toothpaste. You can even give the item a mirror-like polish. Test on a small surface first!
Handmade (matte)- soak the steel in cola for 40 minutes to 20 hours. Check regularly and treat with black sandpaper.
Antique (patinated) leave the steel to rust for some time in a damp environment, preferably outside. Remove the red layer of rust, to reveal the corroded top layer.
Please note. After finishing the product yourself, the warranty and return right expire. Celtic WebMerchant is not responsible for the obtained result.