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Greek Naval Machaira?
#1
So in an effort to build a Greek arsenal, I have been trying to research things which have been less widely used as Xiphos and Kopis in Classical Greece (and the surrounding centuries).  The Koryvantes Association has a publication that talks of a naval machaira of some sort, with an illustration to go along with it.
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The problem is that I haven't been able to find any other information about this type of sword, and I'm not going to be able to start a new build based solely on this one illustration. 
If anyone has some information about this kind of sword and any pictures that would be incredibly helpful. 
Here's a link to the page: https://koryvantesstudies.org/studies-in...page112-2/ - It is in Greek so you may have to use a translator. 

Graham
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#2
Don't trust this illustration and ANY of the information on weapons and shields that has been illustrated in the same manner. They are dubious at best, and often imaginary. https://ellas2.wordpress.com/2011/04/28/...%BC%CE%BF/

The said naval machaera is complete fantasy, "based" and one single vase of a hoplite holding a sword that could be anything, but most probably depicts a kopis which looks funny because the artist tried to confine the image in a circular kylix...The fantasy sword has then been illustrated in some not-so-accurate magazines and illustrations like this one
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But in case i am mistaken, why don't you contact them and ask? I'm sure they will provide you with all the evidence that you need...
Giannis K. Hoplite
a.k.a.:Giannis Kadoglou
a.k.a.:Thorax
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#3
yeah, it actually quite funny when ancient vase makers make some obvious adjustments in graphic so they can fit it on a vase, and then modern day "historians" see this as a proof of something "revolutionary" and fill the internet with such "proof"
Jaroslav Jakubov
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#4
I think with most historical slashing weapons the hilt would need some sort of either knuckle guard, enlarged bell at the bottom of the grip, or a large pommel to keep the weapon from slipping out of the sword hand grip. The design in the OP doesn't have that, it looks like a good hard swing with sweaty hands would send that sword sailing through the air into the distance.
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