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Egyptian Khopesh Sword

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Egyptian Khopes Sword. Egyptian sickle sword. Sword of Egyptian warriors. Carbon steel blade. 33 5/8 inches.

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Khopesh Sword

Sword of the Egyptian warriors.

Special ancient sword.

Sickle sword.

Khopesh sword

Khopesh is the Egyptian name of the Canaanite "sickle-sword", in Assyrian known as sappara. Its origins can be traced back to Sumer of the third millennium BCE.

A typical khopesh is 50–60 cm (20 to 24 inches) in length, though smaller examples do also exist. This blade was designed for hooking an opponents shield or disarming them. These weapons changed from bronze to iron in the late period.

The blade is only sharpened on the outside portion of the curved end. The khopesh evolved from the epsilon or similar crescent shaped axes that were used in warfare. Note, however, that the khopesh is not an axe. Unlike an axe, the khopesh did not make push-cuts, but rather slashes, like a sabre.

Khopesh sword features
Overall Length: 33 5/8".
Blade: 25 3/4".
Weight: 4 lb 4 oz.

Carbon steel blade.

Egyptian swords.

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