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Celto-Iberian falcata

In Greece, this style of downward curved chopping sword was called a kopis. To the Celts of the Spanish peninsula, it was a falcata. The curved blade delivered a tremendous blow and could split both shield and helmet. The falcata was used to great effect against the Romans by Spanish mercenaries under Hannibal in the Second Punic War. This version of the falcata features a 1095 high carbon steel blade, a solid brass grip, and a leather sheath with brass suspension rings.

Photoshop montage of most of the falcata drawings from “El Armamento Iberico” by Fernando Quesada Sanz

length: 25"
blade: 20 1/2"
blade width: 2 3/4" at base
blade width: 2 1/8" at center of percussion
blade thickness: 3/16"
hilt: 5"
balance point: 3 1/2" from guard
weight: 2 lb 13.5 oz

> Price: $180

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