Xyphos (ancient Greek ξίφος English xiphos) is an ancient Greek straight double-edged sword. This sword was an additional weapon during the battle for the Greek armies after the spear (Dory) or throwing spear (Javelin). The classic blade had a usual length of about 50-60 cm, although there are references to the fact that the Spartans used swords with a blade of only 30 cm during the Greco-Persian wars. Xyphos was usually used only when there was no possibility of using a spear, in this case, a sword (xyphos) was used for close combat. To date, very few artifacts of their antiquity have survived. Peter Johnsson suggests that the xyphos sword translates as “penetrating light”.
Xyphos has a leaf-shaped blade that allows you to apply powerful stabbing wounds. A similar form of sword has existed since the first swords appeared. The main material for such a sword was bronze. Bronze swords were made by casting methods; for litas, the shape of the sheet is more convenient for casting. In a later period, swords began to be made of iron.
Leaf-shaped short swords were not limited to the territory of Greece, a similar form of swords can be found throughout Europe in the late Bronze Age under different names. For example, iron swords of the Celts of the La Ten period (stylization for a similar sword, we did about 5 years ago).
We tried to reconstruct as close as possible to archaeological finds, but we used modern high-quality steels. Oak wood linings.