Iberian falcata

The Celtiberians held Spain and Portugal in the days before the Punic Wars. Their signature sword was the falcata, a fierce hacking weapon. The falcata has a single-edged blade that pitches forward towards the point, the edge being concave near the hilt, but convex near the point. This shape distributes the weight in such a way that the falcata is capable of delivering a blow with the momentum of an axe, while maintaining the longer cutting edge of a sword.

This reproduction is made by Legacy Arms / Generation 2, and features a 5160 steel blade, a blackened steel grip, and a full length top grain black leather scabbard.

length: 26"
blade: 20 1/4"
blade width: 2 1/4" at hilt
blade width: 2 1/2" at widest
spine: 3/16" ; 4 mm
hilt: 5 5/8"
balance point: 4 1/2"
weight (sword): 3 lb 9.0 oz
weight (sword and sheath): 4 lb 5.5 oz

Price: $220

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