CELTIC ANTHROPOMORPHIC DAGGER AH3144 DEEPEEKA To create the Celtic Anthropomorphic dagger, the artisans at Deepeeka carefully studied examples of original weapons of the period on display at the British Museum. Given the pivotal role of art of the Celtic people, this recreation celebrates their magnificent ability, while preserving the unique design's primary function as a weapon of great valor and honor. This Celtic dagger features a carbon steel blade with a cast brass hilt in the familiar Celtic anthropomorphic form. Battle Ready and fully functional, the hilts of this dagger is truly anthropomorphic, with the figures body as grip, head as pommel, and the arms and legs as cross bars. This classic blade includes a genuine leather leather hand stitched sheath. Read more on Functional Series Blades
• Overall length: 15-3/4" • Blade length: 9-3/4" • Grip Length: 4-3/4" • Weight: 1 lb 11.4 oz • Edge: Blunt • Point of Balance: 1.3/8" • Blade Steel: EN45 High Carbon Steel • Blade Width: 43.5 mm • Blade Thickness: 5.1 mm - 4.4 mm • Hilt: Cast Brass
Specs may vary slightly from piece to piece.
The Celts were a nomadic people who populated Europe and the British Isles from the 5th c.,BC to 50 AD. From this diverse group the Scottish, Irish, and Welsh cultures developed. The Celtic sword symbolized power, strength, honor and the ultimate glory in battle. The extraordinary skill required to produce these weapons rendered them extremely expensive and hence, reserved for the warrior elites and tribal leader. The sword was so prized that it was often buried with its owner, or thrown in the ocean as a gift to the gods or spirits. Some of the finest examples of Iron Age metalwork are to be found on the anthropomorphic hilts which appear in the 2nd c. BC, and are to be found among the pan-Celtic tribes across Europe. In late Iron Age, artistic constructs of human heads become increasingly frequent and realistic, and appear to have had talismanic significance.