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02 Aug 2022 2:10 a.m. PST
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Paskal Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2022 1:55 a.m. PST

Good morning all ,

I am looking for kopis, in their scabbards or not, for 28mm miniatures.

For those who don't know what it is, the kopis is a sword with a curved blade used in ancient Greece.

The name would be derived from the Egyptian khepesh.

It looks like a cross between a sword and a long knife.

It has an appearance close to the falcata which is contemporary; it is sometimes compared to khukuri.

This weapon allows thrusting and slashing.

The cutting edge located inside the blade increases the effectiveness of slashing attacks, which makes this weapon particularly brutal because it is used like a cleaver.

The total length of the weapon is about 66 cm.

Macedonian kopis are smaller and measure around 48 cm.

The kopis is widely used in the Macedonian cavalry, especially among the Companions.

It is not used by the phalangites because of the limited possibilities of movement within this formation.

Phalangites and hoplites prefer the shorter xiphos.

Thank you for your help.

Personal logo Lluis of Minairons Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Aug 2022 6:10 a.m. PST

After quick search, I've managed to find on Shapeways a guy designing a falcatas sprue – although I'm afraid they're shown as drawn: link . Also, their actual size is a bit uncertain, despite apparently designed for 28mm. Perhaps it would be worth contacting the designer to get ensured.

Also on Shapeways, there's another guy designing ancient Greek swords for 28mm along with their scabbards – but unfortunately they seem to be xiphos rather than kopis: link .

Perhaps at HeroForge they have kopis swords in library. I'll check it as soon as possible.


phil bagnall02 Aug 2022 10:54 a.m. PST

There are 2 or 3 kopis type swords on each sprue of the plastic Wargames Atlantic skeleton warriors figures, separately moulded from the arms, as they are ancient Greek themed – they might fit the bill if you found someone with spares after building the figures?

Dagwood02 Aug 2022 12:54 p.m. PST

Lamming do a smaller one, nominally 25mm. Search for Lamming miniatures

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2022 3:16 a.m. PST

Thank you all.

I would like metal kopis I wrote to Lamming miniatures, we'll see.

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