Spartans Vs Uruk-Hai…

I haven’t yet watched the movie 300 yet, even though most of the folks I’ve talked to about it rave on and on. I rarely have time to go to the movies nowadays, what with me pretending to work and all… *Ahem*… Errrr… anyway, I came across a reproduction of the Spartan Sword used in the movie 300 and though it was quite an interesting weapon.

300 Spartan Scimitar

300 Spartan Sword
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My interest was piqued for several reasons. First, it seems to have been left relatively unfinished. Now I’m no historian, but I’d imagine that the Spartans would have at least have had the discipline to polish their swords. If course this is probably wishful thinking on my part, and it does make for a great dark sword post subject, so I probably shouldn’t complain. : ) However there were a couple of other design features of interest.

The handle had an integrated finger guard whose design I thought was a little off. The guard seems to drop to two opposing points just above the middle finger. It seems to me that might be more likely to pierce the user in the heat of battle than protect the finger f the wielder. Don’t get me wrong, it looks cool like that, but I’d rather have a single continuous band covering my precious digits than those treacherous spikes. or an opening at the very bottom, not in the middle of the grip. But that is just this lowly bloggers opinion.

Beyond that, it appears to be a well designed weapon. It seems to me like it would have the same structural integrity of the Uruk-Hai Scimitar I blogged about earlier, though in a much more purposeful, ergonomically, and aesthetically designed package. Notice the ridge down the side of the blade, as well as the distribution of steel on either side of it. It seems to have been designed for both close quarters slashing and thrusting, and I think it would do both well.

I can totally see a spartan wielding this. Now the question remains. Spartans vs Uruk Hai… Who would win…?

300 Spartan Scimitar – [Medieval Weapon Art]


9 Responses to “Spartans Vs Uruk-Hai…”

  1. 1 MoZZA
    August 28, 2008 at 6:16 am

    uruk-hai anyday lets face it that youth (decimus lickimus nipplus maximus, or whatever his chuffin name is) would quite frankly sh*t himself at the sight of the legion of the white hand but im guessin thats not everyones opinion here 🙂

  2. August 28, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    LOL I think you are mixing up movies… Maximus Decimus Meridius was the guy from the movie Gladiator… This sword is from the move “300” who were Spartan, so you are probably be referring to King Leonidas…

    And you are right, I don’t think the Spartans would soil their loin clothes at the sight of the Legion of the White Hand. Perhaps a little puckering of the rectal region might occur, but no soiling… 😛

  3. 3 ChroniclerLoki
    September 21, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    Please, we have all seen how a company of nine can take on the friggin white hand and live to tell the tale. Three hundred Spartans held a mountain pass against “the thousand nations of the Persian Empire” for nearly three days before they were killed, and that was only because they weren’t there to win, but to delay the Persians. Take the same three hundred Spartans, and put them in any terrain you wish and I’m quite certain that they would not only delay, but destroy the white hand, the entire freaking army of it, in only a couple hours if they were determined to be quick about it rather than prolonging the fun.

    The only thing the Spartans would have to complain about would be the looks, and smell for Uruk Hai are not known for their bathing skills, of their opponents, and the lack thereof once the task was complete.

  4. 4 MoZZA _ The Urban Sasquatch
    September 22, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    never said they wouldnt beat em just said theyd shit them selves 😀

  5. 5 ChroniclerLoki
    October 5, 2008 at 11:29 am

    Nah, along with all their other lifelong training had to be fine bowel control so that they could march across Greece in a single movie without having to use the bathroom lol.

  6. October 12, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    LOL Yeah… The movies are great like that… The Spartans never used the bathroom enroute… LOL…

  7. 7 JOE
    March 1, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Spartans:the best fighters in the world,no surrender,no mercy,no surrender, kick the fuck outta anybody truly great fighters and beautiful in battle

    Uruk-Hai:monsters dat only kill,slaughter,fight,and are extremely ggod at it not to mention dat their monsters not bitchy humans all they ever do is kill dats all dat goes through their minds they are determined to win,to beat the enemy,their so full of hate dat they hav know emotion or pity or fear or sorrow they simply dont giv a dam bout anything once they go into battle theirs no going back they will go to the end of the world to win and they will they hav brute strength and wont hold back from killing a person,not eaven a child they re heartless,cold,haetful,vicous,ferocious,pittyless,passiful,bloodthirsty,etc monsters, they are the perfect fighters and none can stand up to them,not even the spartans

    that is all

  8. 9 Cossack
    April 11, 2011 at 3:18 am

    Just out of interest , with the power of modern day computers would there be a way of constructing a program that would create , based on parrameters given the perfect sword for an individual and would there be a market for afore said program and resulting item ????????????

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