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Mike Arledge




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PostPosted: Tue 10 Dec, 2013 3:35 pm    Post subject: New kris cutlery Celtic         Reply with quote

I am on my iPad, so I can't link the item URL, but it is in stock at the we page with a bronze hilt and wood scabbard. I am a bit skeptical of the folded steel blade, seems unhistorical. But otherwise, a really attractive piece!

http://kriscutlery.com/documents/medieval.html
http://www.kriscutlery.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?S...e=Medieval

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Mike Arledge




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PostPosted: Tue 10 Dec, 2013 3:38 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

But I can take a screen shot of the page...


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Christopher Gregg




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PostPosted: Tue 10 Dec, 2013 4:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Seems heavy for a short sword.
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PostPosted: Tue 10 Dec, 2013 4:34 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Heavy a bit, yes....but that is freakin' sweet. I'll save my pennies..............McM
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Matthew Amt




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PostPosted: Tue 10 Dec, 2013 4:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well, it's not really "Celtic", it's an approximation of a *bronze* sword, actually Middle Bronze Age if I'm remembering correctly. And they've left off all the decoration that makes these swords so attractive. Below are some from the British Museum (photo by Jeroen Z).

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Joel Chesser




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PostPosted: Tue 10 Dec, 2013 8:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Depending on how much brass there is, that might be remedied with some files.
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PostPosted: Wed 11 Dec, 2013 3:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

What is historical weights?
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Timo Nieminen




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PostPosted: Wed 11 Dec, 2013 5:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

1.5 to 2 pounds (600-850g) is typical. Less for shorter ones, a little more for really long ones (maybe even up to 1kg for really heavy ones).

About 2 pounds for biggish leaf blades (about 850g). So this one is about 50% heavier. This sword doesn't seem to be balanced very far out, so much have a chunky hilt (and probably doesn't think enough as the blade broadens).

"In addition to being efficient, all pole arms were quite nice to look at." - Cherney Berg, A hideous history of weapons, Collier 1963.
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Bart Jongsma




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PostPosted: Thu 12 Dec, 2013 2:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Just for clarification, Kris Cutlery always states the shipping weight for calculating costs, not the actual weight of the object. This makes the number seem big; the ballock dagger, for instance, is listed as two pounds, which I doubt is its actual weight.
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PostPosted: Thu 12 Dec, 2013 9:23 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The weight is listed as 2.9-3.0 lbs. without scabbard (the shipping weight is 5 lbs). The weight isn't listed for all items, but it is for this one.
"In addition to being efficient, all pole arms were quite nice to look at." - Cherney Berg, A hideous history of weapons, Collier 1963.
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