Krypteia Knives


At Krypteia Knives you will find Greek custom handcrafted Knives. The owner, Evangelos Tsagkouros, lives Thule-Iceland but was born and raised in Ypsous, Greece. A place in the middle of Pelloponisous which is in Arcadia. Arcadia is a place rich in history and ancient myths. It is also the birthplace of the mighty God Pan and once upon the King was Lykaonas.

Young Spartan men who had completed their training at the agoge with such success that they were marked out as potential future leaders would be given the opportunity to test their skills and prove themselves worthy of the Spartan military through participation in the krypteia.

Every autumn, the Spartan ephors would pro forma declare war on the helot population so that any Spartan citizen could kill a helot without fear of blood guilt. The kryptes were sent out into the countryside with only a knife to survive on their skills and cunning with the instructions to kill any helot they encountered at night and to take any food they needed.

According to Cartledge, Krypteia members stalked the helot villages and surrounding countryside, spying on the servile population. Their mission was to root-out potential sedition. Troublesome helots could be summarily executed. Such brutal oppression of the helots permitted the Spartans to control the agrarian population and devote themselves to military practice. It may also have contributed to the Spartans' reputation for stealth since a boy who got caught was punished by whipping.

Only Spartans who had served in the Krypteia as young men could expect to achieve the highest ranks in Spartan society and army. It was felt that only those Spartans who showed the ability and willingness to kill for the state at a young age were worthy to join the leadership in later years.

After the battle of Thermopyles Xerxis took the body of Leonidas and cut it into peaces.He carried it around in the battles to scare his enemies by showing that he killed the King of Sparta. Krypteia for searched for 10 years to find Efialtis the treator to execute him to gain back their honor and they succeeded. At the same time another team of Krypteia invaded Persia to recover the bones of Leonidas and return them back to Sparta, The Krypteia are quite possibly the first ever Special Operations unit.

Krypteia knives has taken this history and and developed a knife that can withstand the ages of time, like the young kryptes modern soldiers are are tasked with highly important missions and expect their equipment to perform. I assure you Kryteia knives will fit your mission needs. I personally recommend their products. Krypteia knives are durable, rugged, and have a look like no other. If you are in the market for a EDC knife that you can stake your life on, look no further.

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