Greek Revolution Sword

"Freedom or Death"

Greece
List price: 395.00
340.00
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The glorious curved sword of the heroes of the 1821 War of Independence, that armed the hands of the fighters of the revolution and was glorified in the numerous battles of the Greek War of Independence. Its blade features in gold-plated engraving the words "Freedom or Death"! Its handmade guard forms a cross with the handle and features a engarved 24K gold-plated ornamentation. This unique historical heirloom is made by experienced craftsmen with the old traditional techniques. A unique work of art with special value, made of steel with partial 24-carat gold-plating, that will decorate your home

Greece's Flag contains alternating nine horizontal white and blue parallel stripes, corresponding to the syllables of the historical phrase "Freedom or Death". This was the slogan that sounded everywhere in Greece in 1821! We have created an exceptional Anniversary Sword to pay tribute to the most important anniversary of Greece, celebrating  200 years of Freedom of our country since the Revolution of 1821. This characteristic sword armed the hands of the Fighters of the Greek Revolution and we present it to you in the UNIQUE collectible reproduction!

It is limited to 1,821 only numbered swords, which will be available in strict order of priority. Each Sword is numbered separately, and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. On the 78 cm blade is embossed the command that enlivened the Greek heroes in their Struggle: FREEDOM OR DEATH! The total length is 93.5cm together with the handle.

Luxury Leather Handmade Scabbard But we could not give you the anniversary "Sword of Freedom" of '21 without its luxurious scabbard, in which after each battle rested the Sword of the brave Fighters. Pieces of black leather were selected for the Scabbard. Following a very professional processing it is as shaped curved as the blade itself and "dressed" to each Sword, seperately. Then it was decorated with metal elements which were 24K gold-plated.

Buy today! For those who place their order until 31/10/2021 we offer a special discount of 14%! You will pay only €340 instead €395 plus free shipping!. Do not miss the unique opportunity to get this Greek Sword today which marks the 200th anniversary from the moment we claimed our Freedom. Please note that shippments will begin by mid November 2021.

Length of the blade: 78cm

Dimensions of the sword: 93,5 cm x 20 cm x 3,5 cm

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Concept- Design - Curator: Dorit Meir

The sword is inspired by the cutlass (yatagan) of Athanasios Themelis, which has inlaid gold inscriptions, featured on its delicate blade. One side bears the inscription: Oh Lord, oppose those who oppose me. Fight those who fight against me - 1808. The Themelifamily offered important help to the Greek nation, both in the pre-revolutionary period, and during the War of Independence. In particular, Demetrios Themelis, who was an ardent apostle of the Filiki Eteria (Society of  Friends) and the official attaché of Demetrios Ypsilantis, upon his arrival at Peloponnese in 1821, contributed greatly to the War of Independence, for the purposes of which, he offered his whole property.

The Greek War of Independence in 1821, also known as the Greek Revolution was the revolt of the Greeks against the Ottoman Empire, in order to throw off the ottoman rule. The revolution was organized by a secret organization, the Filiki Eteria, which was founded in 1814 in Odessa, Russia. The first battle of the war was declared in 1821 in the Danubian principalities. Philhellenism contributed to the support of France, Great Britain and Russia, to the Greeks in battle and to the creation of an autonomous independent state of Greece and the finalizization of the State's borders, in 1832.

The weapons of the Greek revolutionaries, such as the gats (koympoyria) and the sabers (swords), played an important role in the success of the revolution. The curved sabers were an important part of the weaponry of the fighters of 1821, which hung on the soldier's shoulder with silky cylindrical cordage or on their leather belt, which they wore in their midst body. The sword, which  was used even in the era of the Turkish occupation, and during the Revolution, had a long blade, convex in its ridge and concave in the brink.

Weapons of the revolution of 1821, are exhibited at the National Historical Museum and at the Benaki Museum in Athens, at the War Museum in Nafplio and at the Hydra Museum - Historical archives, in Hydra.

Τhe Greek War of Independence was also known as the Greek Revolution (Elliniki Epanastasi) the fight against the Ottoman empire, the Greek Uprising as it was also called. It was held between 1821 and 1830. In this fight the Greeks were later assisted by Great Britain, France and Russia. The Ottomans were aided by their North African vassals, particularly of Egypt. The outcome of this war was the formation of modern Greece. Greeks around the world celebrate Independence Day on the 25th of March.

 

Area:
Greece
Date:
1821 A.D.
Details:
with wooden stand-showcase
Dimensions (WxHxD):
93,5 cm x 20 cm x 3,5 cm
Gross Weight:
2000 gr
Material:
Steel with partial 24-carat gold-plating
Subcategory:
Weapon
Weight:
1450 gr

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