Scorpion Swords Rhomphaia Sword of Sitalkes II

Scorpion Swords Rhomphaia Sword of Sitalkes II

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Fully functional, nearly indestructible version of the Rhomphaia sword of the ancient Thracians. Individually Hand Made by Chris Palmer in the USA. Please allow 6-8 weeks for production and delivery.

Optional Sheathe
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The Rhomphaia was a close combat bladed weapon used by the Thracians as early as 400 B.C.  As a weapon, the Rhomphaia was feared  because of the cutting power.  The Romans added extra reinforcing bars to their helmets to protect against the powerful blows of this weapon.  Sitalkes was a prince of the Odrysian royal house.  He was leader of a body of Thracian light-armed troops, which accompanied Alexander the Great as auxiliaries on his expedition to Asia.  The Thracians were renowned for their horses and cavalry. The Thracian tribe of the Dii were responsible for some of the worst atrocities of the Peloponnesian War killing every living thing.

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 brine (salt water). 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 57.

Truly FULL tang, the blackened 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.

How to Use

Designed for frequent abusive cutting.
Blade Length = 27", Blade Width = 2 1/8", Blade Thickness = 3/16", Handle Length = 13 3/4", Weight = 3lbs 12oz , POB = 4 1/2"

Materials and Construction

Hand made in the USA from 1095 Spring Steel. Superior Heat treat process. Blackened walnut full tang handle. Leather Sheathe (optional upgrade).
$20 shipping anywhere in the Continental USA from the Scorpion Swords Workshop in Springfield, Missouri. $60 to selected international destinations by USPS. Made to Order, please allow at least 6-8 weeks for completion and delivery.

Warranty Info

Each sword is guaranteed to be as described and 100% genuine product. Each sword is also covered by in full by the Manufacturers Warranty PLUS our extended LIFETIME Warranty against blade breakage. Click here for detailed warranty information

Return Policy

Satisfaction Guaranteed. We proudly stand behind every product we sell. If you are not pleased with your purchase you can return it to us within 30 days of purchase in original, unused condition for a full refund minus shipping and 10% restock fee. Click here for more info on our guarantees