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Falcata w. Horse Head Handle, incl. Sheath & Companion Knife, 4th-3rd c. BC

Item no.:  0116411108 EAN: 4250673400850
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Falcata with Horse Head Handle, incl. Sheath & Companion Knife, 4th-3rd c. BC

The falcata is the typical pre-Roman sword of the Celtiberians, a Celtic people that lived on the Iberian Peninsula, chiefly in what is now north central Spain, before and during the Roman Era. The sword is similar to the Greek kopis and the Nepalese khukri. Our falcata is a replica of a sword from the 4th - 3rd century BC.

Particularly outstanding is the richly decorated brass handle in the shape of a horse head. The handle scales are made of bone and fastened with brass rivets. The EN45 spring steel blade is also very ornate, featuring many fullers. The scope of delivery includes a small companion knife with a bone handle. Neither the sword nor the knife are sharpened.

The sword and knife are housed in a beautiful wooden scabbard bound in red leather and equipped with a throat, a chape, bands and articulated suspension rings made of brass.

Please note that this sword is not a battle ready weapon. It is designed as a collector’s or decoration/display piece and is not suited for combat reenactment. Besides its quality as a collectible, it is also perfectly suited as a prop, e.g. to complete your costume.

Details:
- Falcata – new, revised version as from 2022 (product no. remains unchanged)
- Material: EN45 spring steel (high carbon steel, not stainless), animal bone, brass
- Incl. wooden scabbard with genuine leather cover and brass fittings
- Overall weight (sword + knife + scabbard): approx. 1460 g

Sword:
- Overall length: approx. 59 cm
- Blade length: approx. 47 cm
- Blade thickness: approx. 4.5 mm (cutting edge approx. 1 mm)
- Hilt length: approx. 12 cm (grip approx. 8 cm)
- Max. blade width: approx. 6 cm
- Point of balance: approx. 12 cm from the guard
- Weight without scabbard: approx. 940 g

Knife:
- Overall length: approx. 23 cm
- Blade length: approx. 15 cm
- Blade thickness: approx. 2.5 mm (cutting edge approx. 1 mm)
- Handle length: approx. 8 cm
- Max. blade width: approx. 2.7 cm
- Weight: approx. 125 g

Specs may slightly vary from piece to piece.

The steel used here is not rust-proof and might show slight surface tarnishing in places. We recommend you to maintain the blade on a regular basis, for example using Ballistol Universal Oil, which is ideally suited for steel care.

Please keep in mind that bone is a natural product and variations in colour and grain are quite normal. Each sword and companion knife has thus its own very unique handle, and above pictures are for reference only.

Please note:
We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Please provide your birth date when ordering. We'll also need a copy of your ID-card or passport by email, scan, fax or mail.

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