Ancient swords can be date back to several millennium BC. However, the best know cultures to use swords as a close combat weapon were the Egyptian, Greek, Celtic and Roman
The Egyptians did not use swords as their primary weapon. They preferred spears, axes and clubs. Most of the swords used in Egypt were long daggers or very short swords with the exception of the Khopesh or sickle sword.
The Greeks employed the more famous Hoplite sword Designed for their heavily armed infantry. This leaf shaped two foot swords was mainly used as a backup weapon like the Egyptians. The Celts around 700-600 BC employed the same style swords as the Greeks but much longer and heavier.
The most popular ancient sword is the Roman Gladius sword. It was standard issue for the Roman Legions for several centuries. This 24 inch double edged stabbing sword was a couple inches wide and had a grip with ridges to fit securely in the soldier’s hand. It is during the Roman era we see swords and armor used to represent rank and royalty.
Sturdy stainless steel blade 33.5 inches overall and a leather sheath.
Viking Battle Sword - 30 inch carbon steel blade, brass guard and pommel snd hardwood grip 37 inches overall. With a leather Scabbard and belt loop.
Cobra Schimitar - 32 inches overall, 26 inch carbon steel blade, brass guard an pommel and a hardwood grip.
Roman Sword 1st century BC black scabbard nickle finish 29.2 inches long
Gladius Sword. 26 3/4" overall. 19 1/2" unsharpened mirror polished steel blade. Black finish metal handle with wood guard and pommel. Wood scabbard with brass fittings. Made in India.
The Falcata is one of the short swords that evolved from the Egyptian Kopesh, use of which was spread throughout the region by Alexander the Great. The Falcata was used most often by the iberos, but is found as far away as the Celtic people. Our version of this has a solid brass hilt with etched design work, and a carbon steel blade. The blade is 20in and total length is 25in.
Delux Falcuta - 26" overall with faux ivory grip and a horse head brass guard. With Scabbard