The Xiphos is the Greek short double-edged. It was their secondary battle weapon, next to the Javelin.
Xiphos' can have cross sections, sometimes decorated. And sadly not many Xiphos survived.
*Disclaimer: I have done extensive research on each of these weapons. I am aware that there are many different versions of each of these weapons. I am not trying to spread false information. If you know and can prove any information wrong, please let me know and I will fix my errors. I have at least three references for all research on the weapons I will discuss through the challenge.
Don't forget, on May 3rd we are linking up to post about our thoughts, comments, concerns, and what we love about this years A-to-Z Challenge! You can read more about the reflections posts HERE!