Albion/Al Massey Celtic Anthropomorphic Leafblad
Original: Circa 2nd-1st Century BC, no exact historical basis
Albion offered this popular but short-lived leafblade. The anthropomorphic hilt is based upon a number of 1st century BC/AD examples. The blade, made by Al Massey, is most similar to one found near Munich, but that weapon only measured 20" overall and had originally utilized an organic hilt, now perished.
This historical fantasy reproduction features a hand-forged 5160 steel leaf-shaped blade with flattened diamond cross-section. The anthropomorphic hilt is of Hawke Class G, with bronze head, medial ridge and guard, with cowbone spacers.
Overall length: 27.625"
Weight: 2 pounds
Width of guard: 3.125"
Blade: 22" long; 1.625" wide tapering to .875"
Hilt length: 5.5" to "crotch" 6.25" to "feet"
Point of Balance (PoB): 2" from guard
Center of Percussion (CoP): ~14.5" from guard
Maker: Albion Armorers
and Al Massey.