Primal/tactical quasi-Celtic short sword


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This was an experiement. I've been wanting to make a double-edged blade inspired by Celtic La Tene swords for a while (whether that is evident in the final product or not). I had a customer approach me about a sword blade, so I forged this out as a test piece to see how I would do forging a double-edged blade. I think I see some Chinese influence as well, but it's mostly my style turned toward doing a double-edged short sword. Seeing how this one turned out, I can now see about forging a longer blade.


The overall length is 19 3/4" and the blade, including the choils, is 13 1/5". The steel is 5160 and the handle is toxic green and black paracord impregnated with Minwax Wood Hardener, with a three-strand Turk's head knot. Both edges shave hair.


The sheath is Kydex with two MOLLE locks.

Wouldnt that be "Helmius Gladius"?
I agree with Shawn, this is a truly impressive piece of work James.
Thank y'all!

Any Roman influence is purely unintentional. :)

The next one is going to be even more interesting. You see, it's a collaboration... :D