Spartan Lakonia Short Sword


This close combat sword features a leaf-shaped, 1065 high carbon steel blade and a bronze grip. Scabbard is wood covered in leather. Overall length of 19-1/4 inches.
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Circa 5th Century BC
This version of the Lakonian short sword was copied from the book The Spartan Army. The Spartan army was one of the toughest on record; they devoted themselves to being the best of the best. This is a potent weapon that would be superb in the brutality of ancient hand to hand combat.

The leaf shaped blade is high carbon steel, grip is bronze. Scabbard is wood covered in leather.  A very effective close combat short sword. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts.

Can be personalized with 3 initials.

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Products specifications
Overall Length 19-1/4"
Blade Length 14-1/2"
Blade Width 2-3/8"
Blade Thickness 3/16"
Weight 2lbs
Grip Length 4"
Material 1065 High Carbon Steel
Edge Unsharpened
Sharpening Available
Engraving Available


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Great Spartan sword
Once again MR didn’t let me down. As I already owned the Classic Hoplite sword, I was anxious to see how this short sword would be. I was not disappointed. As always, had sword sharpened and it’s a great addition to my MR collection of swords.
- Steven, May 24, 2019 | Verified Purchase
Spartan Lakonia Short Looks Sharp and Feels Great
This sword has a great feel to it.  It is shorter than a normal xiphos, as Spartan swords really were.  Wielding it side by side with my typical Greek xiphos helps me see the advantage of the shorter design preferred by the Spartans.  It feels fast and well balanced, like a sports car.  I am also a sucker for the bronze hilt.
- Larry, February 04, 2019 | Verified Purchase
Beautiful Blade
Beautiful blade and I love the bronze handle.  It is short, which is appropriate for the Spartans in particular.  The only reason I gave 4 stars vs. 5 was that the fit where the blade passes through the hilt could be machined to a closer fit.  The construction appears tight and solid, but aesthetically it would be better with less of a visible gap.
- Larry, January 09, 2019 | Verified Purchase
Excellent quality. Sword. Appears heavy to hold, by the balance is very good.
- Edward, December 21, 2018 | Verified Purchase
I had my eye on this piece for a while and pulled the trigger on it while it was a "Deal of the Day". A little shorter than expected, more of a long dagger than a short sword, but beautifully executed with regard to fit and finish. Fast in the hand and razor sharp. Another hit for Museum Replicas and Windlass!
- Mike, November 03, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Nice, but not stellar
Beautiful blade with a razor's edge. Custom initials look great. Scabbard seems sturdy.
Unfortunately, the blade is noticeably asymmetrical; I didn't even try to return it because it's sharpened
- Gordon, October 22, 2017
Short sword or big knife?!?  Whichever, a nice piece of work.
- Eric, April 19, 2017 | Verified Purchase
This blade is fantastic. I purchased it sharpened and it came sharp as a razor. The weight is amazing and the handle swell fits the hand superbly. I love this gorgeous weapon.
- Mohamed, December 13, 2015 | Verified Purchase
Just received my two Spartan Swords today, and I can't believe how magnificent these swords are! The balance and feel of blades are perfect. The materials used and the overall craftsmanship are unmatched! Any Spartan would be proud to carry a weapon such as this into battle. Thank you MRL for the best set of swords I own! And thank you to my girlfriend who purchased them for me!
- Alex, December 11, 2013 | Verified Purchase
Absolutely Stunning. The Bronze looks much better in person than in the picture. Sharpened means razor sharp. Nicely balanced about a centimeter above the edges of the guard. A truly quality piece that does justice to its inspiration.  
- jonathan, April 22, 2013 | Verified Purchase
- John, March 03, 2012 | Verified Purchase
Great purchase. Arrived exactly as shown. Sharpened version comes amazingly sharp (not to be played with at all).
It's my favorite sword of my collection. I love how the handle (bronze) darkens with use. A good buy.
- Charles, September 22, 2011 | Verified Purchase
So far, my only MRL purchase has been the Lakonia Short Sword's precedessor, then called a Celtic Leaf Bladed Sword. Sure, I love it, but it wasn't well-balanced; a weighty 'pommel' had to be fitted to the handle's protruding nipple. Sexiest blade shape!
- phil, August 09, 2010
- elias, August 02, 2009

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Products specifications
Overall Length 19-1/4"
Blade Length 14-1/2"
Blade Width 2-3/8"
Blade Thickness 3/16"
Weight 2lbs
Grip Length 4"
Material 1065 High Carbon Steel
Edge Unsharpened
Sharpening Available
Engraving Available
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