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Fully functional Achilles Sword inspired by the movie 'Troy'. Individually Hand Made by Chris Palmer in the USA. Please allow 6-8 weeks for production and delivery.
Influenced from the sword Achilles used in the movie "Troy". Achilles was the son of the mortal Peleus and Nereid Thetis. He was the mightiest of the Greeks who fought in the Trojan War, and was the hero of Homer's Iliad. Achilles was invulnerable in all of his body except for his heel. His heel was vulnerable & died due to a poisoned arrow shot into his heel, the "Achilles' heel".
This sword is not based on any real historical design, but as the coolness factor is off the charts, and its functionality unquestionable - with this sword it does not really matter..
The blade itself is made from 1095 carbon steel, which when combined with Chris's superior heat treatment process results in an EXTREMELY DURABLE and almost indestructible sword. The blade is heated to approximately 1500 degrees, until it becomes non magnetic and then quenched in oil. The 2nd step is Heat Tempering, which consists of heating the steel to 500 degrees for 2 hours, and letting it air cool. This makes for a Rockwell Hardness of approximately 59.
Truly FULL tang, the Walnut wood handle is affixed in place with hidden pins and gorilla glue resulting in the strongest handle construction possible. Combined with the tough blade and you have a sword with no weak points that maximizes its durability.
Unlike most other swords at this price point, Scorpion Swords are individually hand made by Chris Palmer at his workshop in Missouri. All orders are handmade in our shop as orders are received. They are NOT Factory Made! High order volume makes it difficult to keep any of their weapons in stock, so please allow 6-8 weeks for completion and delivery.