The falcata swords were feared weapons with a curved blade that were able to break through enemy shield or helmet. Falcatas probably have a Greek or Etruscan origin, but the Romans knew them from their Hispanic adversaries. Falcatas were exceptionally strong weapons that forced the Roman army to strengthen their armour for the Punic war against Hannibal. Even as replicas, falcatas with their asymmetrical blade inspire fear today.

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Gladius – roman short sword
Gladius – roman short sword
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A handy short sword which proved its high effectiveness in close combats was standard equipment of roman legionaries. In their hands these weapons practically changed the history of the Mediterranean area. Through the long years of Roman Empire’s…