Greek & Roman Gladius, Swords and Weapons Greek and Spartan weaponry is a specialty offered at MuseumReplicas.com. Alexander the Great also used this weapon during the war. These Ancient Greece weapons included the spear, sword, armor, shield, warship, ballista, and phalanx. The Ancient Greeks used many different types of weaponry in warfare. The sword of Joyeuse, which today sits in the Louvre Museum, is one of the most famous swords in history. Share. Facts about Ancient Greek Weapons 4: Dory. The Ancient Greeks often used single-edged blades in warfare, as attested to by art and literature; however, the double-edged, straight, and more martially versatile xiphos is more widely represented. It was good for the long range combat. This Greek Xiphos has a high carbon steel blade which was treated to have an antiqued bronze finish. In modern Greek, μαχαίρι means "knife". The dimachaerus was a type of Roman gladiator that fought with two swords. The spear or dory, was a vital weapon for warriors or Hoplites in ancient Greece. Makhaira entered classical Latin as machaera, "a sword". Gastraphetes was the ancient Greek crossbow. The length of Dory was around 3 meters. The Sandars's classification catalogue the various type of Greek Bronze Age swords in eight main groups identified from the letter A to H. A link between the Minoan triangular small swords or daggers and the long A Type sword can be represented by the specimen found in Mallia Crete dated around 1700 BC. The ancient Greek spear was called Dory. Historical records link the sword to Charlemagne the Great, King of the Franks, who reigned some 1,200 years ago. Greek Hoplite Get the best deals for ancient greek sword at eBay.com. Add to wish list. Aor was the bronze Sword or Apollo and was in use at the time of the Trojan war. Buy Now Add to wish list. The hilt is bronze-finished steel interlaced with layers of bone. Ancient Greek Bronze Sword (Xiphos) Write a review. Modern scholars distinguish the makhaira from the kopis (an ancient term of similar meaning) based on whether the blade is forward curved (kopis), or not (makhaira). The Spear – Was it Really Effective? Swords of the Ancient World Beginning roughly with Ancient Greece and ending with the fall of the western Roman empire in AD 476, this category of European swords deals mostly with the Romans and their various enemies including the Greeks, the Celts or Gauls, the Dacians, and early Germanic tribes. Each weapon was sophisticated in its day and each had its use in warfare. Below is a list of weapons used in ancient Greece’s warfare and battles. We offer Greek blades both functional for battle and decorative for collection and display. CODE: AH4231B $ 199.00. Greek heavy infantry hoplites favored straight swords, but the downward curve of the kopis made it especially suited to mounted warfare. The wide variety of weapons used during these ancient times can be found throughout our website. Here we feature ten striking swords from the ancient world. Facts about Ancient Greek Weapons 3: Gastraphetes. These were around 6 – 8 feet long and often made out of wooden shafts, sharp iron heads, and bronze butt. Here you will find kopis, falcata, and more modeled after those of elite Greek soldiers. In the Archaic age Greek swords where made of copper and bronze, such swords of this time where Aor, Chalos and Phasganon. We have a great online selection at the lowest prices with Fast & Free shipping on many items! Joyeuse: The Legendary Sword of Charlemagne . Buying A Sword offers a wide variety of Greek swords based on historical designs, such as those wielded by hoplites and Spartans. Phasganon is a straight two edged sword used by foot soldiers and nobles. It was made from a wood shaft. 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