Many ancient Greek ceramics depict this sword style, which has an exquisite, steeply tapering blade and was also employed by Italic warriors during the 6th and 5th centuries B.C.
Our reproduction is based on a lovely item discovered in Alfedena, in the Italian area of Abruzzi. The Samnites constructed this city, which served as a key settlement for the Carecini tribe before being overrun by the Romans in 298 B.C.
Its scabbard is particularly impressive, with a large chape and a rectangular, openwork-patterned upper band that completely encases the sword's guard and is highly eye-catching. A sword like this can be found on tomb statues like the Italic Capestrano Warrior, who wears it straight on his breastplate.
|Material||high carbon steel|
|Blade Size||65 cms|
- Stock: Shipping: 1-2 Weeks
- Model: 91885
- Weight: 1.50kg