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Jeff Adams





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PostPosted: Sun 05 Feb, 2012 10:06 pm    Post subject: Please ID this sword         Reply with quote

can someone ID this sword? i mean what culture its from.


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PostPosted: Sun 05 Feb, 2012 10:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It appears to be a poor rendition of an early Celtic sword. May I inquire as to why you ask?
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Jeff Adams





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PostPosted: Sun 05 Feb, 2012 10:56 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My girlfriend bought it on amazon and it was listed as a "viking" sword and i knew their swords didn't look like that so i decided to stop lurking and ask the experts, yeah i know amazon's not the best place to buy this stuff but the Paul chen replica's are way out of our price range at the moment.
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Paul B.G




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PostPosted: Sun 05 Feb, 2012 11:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This one is pretty close to it??

http://kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=KRSC...ltic+Sword


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Jeff Adams





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PostPosted: Sun 05 Feb, 2012 11:08 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

thanks! i'm more into the viking style swords and katanas (have a real one from japan)
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PostPosted: Mon 06 Feb, 2012 4:39 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Right, it's a copy of Kris Cutlery's sword (illustrated above). These are referred to as "Celtic" swords, and are vaguely copies of bronze-age swords from Central Europe (Urnfield culture, I believe). The main inaccuracy is that these are made of steel rather than bronze (iron-age Celtic swords (La Tene era) tend to be straight and much longer).
That being said I have a Kris Cutlery Celtic sword (An older model with the brass hilt furniture). It's a very nice short sword and a great cutter, despite being a bit heavier than it should probably be.

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PostPosted: Thu 16 Feb, 2012 12:58 am    Post subject: Please I.D. this sword         Reply with quote

As far as I know, most La Tène swords don't have U-shaped guards.
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