Bronze Age Celtic Knife

GBP 800.00

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Object Description

An excellent example of a Celtic knife, covered in dark green patina. It features a flat, curved blade that is common in Celtic knife design, and a handle with three holes in it that culminates in a ring. The handle and top ridge of the knife features a linear pattern, while the right side of the blade has a dotted motif runnind along it.

This dagger is an example of a falcata, the type of sword used by the Celts. A falcate was single-edged, with a blade that bend inwards, and then back outwards at the tip. This shaper was thought to distribute the weight of the weapon, allowing both momentum and thrust when used, as well as a long cutting edge.

Date: Circa 800-500 BC
Period: Bronze Age

Object Condition

Very good condition. Some wear and patination visible.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    x D:21.5 centimeters

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The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James
London
SW1Y 4AA