Scorpion Swords Rhomphaia Sword of Sitalkes IIBe the first one to write a review
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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.
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.