300 Movie - Black Finished Spartan Sword (xiphē) W/ Sheath

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At dawn Xerxes made libations, pausing to allow the Immortals sufficient time to descend the mountain, and then began his advance. The Greeks this time sallied forth from the wall to meet the Persians in the wider part of the pass in an attempt to slaughter as many Persians as they could. They fought with spears until every spear was shattered and then switched to xiphē (short swords). In this struggle, Herodotus states that two brothers of Xerxes fell: Abrocomes and Hyperanthes. Leonidas also died in the assault, shot down by Persian archers, and the two sides fought over his body, the Greeks taking possession. As the Immortals approached, the Greeks withdrew and took a stand on a hill behind the wall. The Thebans "moved away from their companions, and with hands upraised, advanced toward the barbarians..." (Rawlinson translation), but a few were slain before their surrender was accepted. The king later had the Theban prisoners branded with the royal mark. Of the remaining defenders, Herodotus says:
 
"Here they defended themselves to the last, those who still had swords using them, and the others resisting with their hands and teeth."
  • Sparta Heavy Weight Sword
  • Very nice excellent quality sword with a lot of attention to detail
  • Polished Stainless Steel with Anodized Black finish
  • Steel Handle black Leather wrapped, Antique Bronze Finished metal guard
  • Overall Length: 29"
  • Blade Length: 2-1/2"
  • Blade Material: 440 Stainless Steel, Sharp
  • Black Faux Leather Scabbard with sholder strap
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