Hoplites were citizen-soldiers of Ancient Greek city-states who were primarily armed with spears and shields. Their main tactic was the phalanx formation. The Hoplites were primarily free citizens—propertied farmers and artisans—who were able to afford the bronze armor suit and weapons (estimated at a third to a half of its able-bodied adult male population). Hoplites generally received basic military training.
Rooted in Greek tradition, the Greek Hoplite sword is made similar to a gladius, but the grip is very different. The grip is in the shape of a column and the pommel is in the shape of a Capital. The blade is made from 1045 carbon steel and has a black finish with satin edge. Includes faux leather sheath with belt.
- 32″ OVERALL
- 23.62″ 5MM THICK BLADE, CARBON STEEL
- BLACK CARBON STEEL WITH SATIN EDGE
- ZINC ALLOY HANDLE
- INCLUDES LEATHER SHEATH