Xanthippus Damascus Steel Short Sword
Xanthippus Damascus Steel Short Sword
Xanthippus Damascus Steel Short Sword
Xanthippus Damascus Steel Short Sword
Xanthippus Damascus Steel Short Sword
Xanthippus Damascus Steel Short Sword
Xanthippus Damascus Steel Short Sword
Xanthippus Damascus Steel Short Sword

Xanthippus Damascus Steel Short Sword

MK-47

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Xanthippus of Carthage was a Spartan mercenary hired by the Carthaginians to build an army against the invading Romans. Xanthippus reorganized the Carthaginian army, utilizing new battle formations, teaching the cavalry how to fight, and making use of elephants and Greek infantrymen. Xanthippus and the Carthaginians met the Romans in what has become known as The Battle of Tunis. The Roman lines held the advancing elephants but the Carthaginian cavalry annihilated the Roman cavalry and flanked the Roman army, attacking from the rear. The Roman army was utterly destroyed and the Roman African expedition was stopped.

We find the story of Xanthippus to be fascinating and inspiring. This is why we decided to name this Damascus steel short sword after Xanthippus. Spartans were known to carry a short steel sword into battle. This beefy Damascus steel short sword is a pleasure to hold and carry. With the chiseled G10 handles, tracker style blade, and full-grain leather sheath, it is a work of art. This blade is perfect for wilderness survival and will be the talk of your hunting group.

Xanthippus Damascus Steel Short Sword Specifications
  • Overall Length: 15.5"
  • Handle Length: 6.5"
  • Blade Length: 9"
  • Blade Material: Damascus Steel 1095/15n20
  • Blade thickness: 4mm
  • Tang: Full Tang
  • Locking type: Fixed Blade
  • Damascus pattern: Twist
  • Number of layers: 256
  • Handle Material: G10
  • Includes a hand stitched, custom full-grain leather sheath

Please note: Each knife is handmade from natural materials. There will be some variation in color, Damascus pattern and overall look. The knife you receive will have the same attention to quality and detail as the one pictured, but may differ slightly in appearance.

Care Instructions

1095 steel is a high-carbon steel and will rust if not dried and oiled after use. Hand wash only with soap and hot water. Dry completely before oiling.

Customer Reviews

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Awesome small/short sword

Why Forseti Steel?

Each Knife is Unique

All of our knives are made by hand and crafted one at a time. That is why no two knives are the same. The knife you receive will be similar to what you see on our site, but will be unique based on the natural materials used and individual craftsman that built the knife. 

Testimonials

Beautiful, true Damascus steel knives. They set the table with elegance and class.

Jon Groves

Love this knife! Compact design, nice grip, feels comfortable in your hand--very sharp blade! As a side for the ladies--it fits in the smallest of bags. You won't be disappointed if you buy it!

Lisa I.

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
89%
(8)
11%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
M
M.P.
5/5
M
M.M.
Short sword
M
M.D.D.
Xanthippus Damascus Steel Short Sword
C
C.W.
Beautiful and Strong!
B
B.R.
Awesome small/short sword