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Spartan Lakonian Sword
Spartan Lakonian Short Sword
$249 Spartan Lakonian Sword - w/out Leather Wrapped Handle w/out Sheath
The Spartan desire for fighting with blades from 12 to 15" long is best summed up by Nicholas
Sekunda in his book "The Spartans" where
he explains: The sword was probably shortened to
make it handier in the crush which ensued when the two phalanx lines met. Normal
were medium-sized cut and thrust weapons. When the spear was broken, they would normally be
used overhand to slash at
the head of the opponent. The sword was shortened in order to
encourage the Lakedaimonian warrior to use more effective thrusting
attacks at the trunk of his
Total Length = 19 ½ "
Blade Length = 14 ¾ "
Blade Width = 2 1/8 " (widest section), 1 11/16" (Narrowest Section)
= 3/16 "
Handle Length = 4 ¾ "
Handle Width = 7/8 "
Handle: 5160 steel scales, pined.
Weight = 2 lbs
Also Called the Xiphos
Click on the video
to the right to see
a demonstration of
our sword (Definite
history of the
sword, and fight
Leather color used will either be brown or black, depending on what is available.
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