Xanthippus Damascus Steel Short Sword
Xanthippus of Carthage was a Spartan mercenary hired by the Carthaginians to build an army against the invading Romans. Xanthippus reorganized the Carthaginian army, utilizing new battle formations, teaching the cavalry how to fight, and making use of elephants and Greek infantrymen. Xanthippus and the Carthaginians met the Romans in what has become known as The Battle of Tunis. The Roman lines held the advancing elephants but the Carthaginian cavalry annihilated the Roman cavalry and flanked the Roman army, attacking from the rear. The Roman army was utterly destroyed and the Roman African expedition was stopped.
Spartans were known to carry a short steel sword into battle, and this beefy Damascus steel short sword is a pleasure to hold and carry. With the chiseled G10 handles, tracker style blade, and full-grain leather sheath, it is a work of art.
— Blade Length: 9"
— Blade Material: Damascus Steel
— Blade Thickness: 0.25"
— Blade Hardness: 56-60
— Blade Style: Sword
— Blade Grind: Sabre Grind
— Blade Type: Fixed
— Blade Finish: Damascus Steel
— Handle Material: G10
— Handle Thickness: 0.75"
— Handle Length: 6.5"
— Tang: Full
— Overall Length: 15.5"
— Weight (Oz): 30.2
— Sheath Material: Leather
Please note: Each knife is handmade from natural materials. There will be some variation in color, Damascus pattern, and overall look. The knife you receive will have the same attention to quality and detail as the one pictured but may differ slightly in appearance.
Damascus steel can rust if not cared for properly. Do not keep Damascus steel in a leather sheath for long periods of time, as the leather can cause the steel to rust. Please be aware Damascus steel products will arrive fully coated in a protective, non-toxic mineral oil, which can be easily washed off before use. Damascus steel should be regularly oiled with any household oil over the course of its life to prevent corrosion.
All of the products in this collection are hand forged and hand-made. Everything is a small batch.How heavy is it?
The weight of the Xanthippus Damascus Steel Short Sword is 1.35lbs.
Shipping AvailabilityCanada, United States
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Ship In3-4 weeks ⓘ
Return PolicyFinal sale, not eligible for return or cancellation