The very nice cable is solid and polished.
The sword comes with a leather covered wooden hem with mouthguard and brass locating. These adorn the head of a lion on both sides.
Alexander III of Macedonia, better known as Alexander the Great, was the king of Macedonia from 336 BC. C. until his death and is considered one of the most important military leaders in history, for his conquest of the Persian Empire.
Tras consolidar la unificación de varias ciudades-estado de la antigua Grecia que estuvieron bajo el dominio de su padre, Filipo II de Macedonia, poniendo fin a la rebelión de los griegos del sur tras la muerte de éste, Alejandro conquistó el Imperio persa, incluyendo Anatolia, Siria, Fenicia, Judea, Gaza, Egypt, Bactriana y Mesopotamia, expandiendo las fronteras de Macedonia hasta la región del Punjab.
The hoplites of Ancient Greece, the brave infantrymen best known for fighting in a phalanx formation and wielding a spear or spear (dory) and a large round shield (aspis or hoplon), are commonly depicted with a secondary weapon at their side. One of these battlefield side weapons, a straight, relatively short sword with a sheet-shaped double-edged blade called xifhos, was quite popular among the Greek armies (among others, the notorious Spartans). Designed to cut and push, it was mainly used by the infantry as a reserve weapon for close-range combat or when the spear had been broken, lost, or snatched in the fray.
The Cinquedea is a late medieval and Renaissance short sword (respectively long dagger) with an extra ordinary wide blade.
It was developed in northern Italy and used mainly by civilians (certainly rich). The name means Five fingers and most likely refers to the width of the blade which is about one hand (= five fingers) wide.
This type of sword with an elegant and heavily tapered blade is depicted in many ancient Greek ceramics and was also used by italic soldiers between the 6th and 5th centuries .C.