Irish Arms Irish Skean
Original: Circa mid 16th century, Irish

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This distinctive sidearm is depicted in numerous period artworks, borne by the barbarous Irish kern. Either slung from the waist or simply hung from the neck by a lanyard. The blades of these long daggers are single-edged, narrow, and very sharply pointed. The hilts are quite simple to the point of being rudimentary. This particular piece is modeled after a skean found in the River Shannon.

This reproduction features a long narrow blade of EN45 steel, with a short unsharpened false edge. The blade has a very slight and graceful curve. The grip is of native Irish oak, and the ferrules and grip plate are of brass. The simple scabbard is of vegetable-tanned cowhide, with a short round-braided leather strap. The flat-braided rawhide lanyard was supplied by the owner.
Overall length: 28"
Weight: 1.25 pounds
Width of guard: 2"
Blade: 22.5" long; 1.25" wide tapering to .375"
False edge length: 3"
Hilt length: 5.2"
Point of Balance (PoB): 4.75" from guard

Maker: Irish Arms of Ireland.

Nathan Bell's Collection

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