Celtic Short Sword

£75.00 £60.00
This Celtic Sword features an anthropomorphic hilt - the human form must have been intended to enhance the power of the owner and to bear a talismanic significance. The British Museum has some excellent examples of this style of the sword in its collection.

This replica is of a type associated with the La Tène culture, named after the important Celtic site on Lake Neuchâtel in present-day Switzerland and eastern France. It features a polished bronze hilt with bone grip - both associated with high status. The blade is hand-forged from steel and is housed in a hand-stitched leather scabbard. This item has a blunt blade and is manufactured for display only.

Total length:                               62 cm
Blade length:                             46 cm
Grip length:                                8 cm
Weight:                                      1005 g
Blade thickness (base):             0.5 cm
Blade width (base):                   4.7 cm
Point of Balance (PoB):             6cm
Blade:                                        EN45 High Carbon Steel
Edge:                                         Blunt
Pommel:                                    Bolt
Scabbard:                                  Leather