WOOD HILT CELTIC SWORD AH4303N DEEPEEKA At about 250 BC advances in metallurgy and ironworking techniques allowed the Celts to craft longer bladed swords. Surviving examples clearly show that these were well-crafted weapons, fitting for the warrior class of an often warring culture. This Battle_Ready wood-hilted Celtic sword has an 27-1/4 inch blade of high carbon steel. The blade comes factory dull to allow for personal sharpening preferences depending on intended usage. The hilt and grip is of carved hardwood with brass ferrules and brass studs. A guard plate of steel is affixed atop the guard. This beautiful Cetic Sword measures 34-1/4 inches overall and is hand forged and crafted by artisans of Deepeeka. Included is a unique scabbard that is crafted from steel. Though often seen by the Mediterranean cultures of Europe as barbaric, the various Celtic peoples had achieved a skill of wood and ironworking that was masterful. Read more on Functional Battle Ready Swords
• Overall length: 34-1/4" • Blade length: 27-1/4" • Grip Length: 3-7/8" • Weight: 2 lb 9 oz • Edge: Blunt • Point of Balance: 8-1/8" • Blade Steel: EN45 high-carbon steel • Thickness: 4.9 mm - 4.3 mm • Width: 45 mm • Pommel: Threaded/nut
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THE CELTIC SWORD
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 peoples were one of the most brave, inspiring and exciting fighters in history, displaying great strength and fury. 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. Surviving examples clearly show that these were well-crafted weapons, fitting for the warrior class of an often warring culture.