Silver-plated Iberian Falcata

The falcata is a type of weapon, a sword of steel originated in Iberia, and therefore related to the Iberian native populations before the Roman conquest. It was used by the Iberian countries or neighbors like the Celtiberians being the most common sword in the area of the peninsula.The falcata was derived from the sickle-shaped knives of the Iron Age; that too explains their ritual uses. It is thought to have been introduced in the Iberian Peninsula by the Celts who introduced iron working there. More information...

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Silver-plated Iberian Falcata

Please note: This is just an ornamental item, not intended for real use!

Roman chroniclers praised the quality of the iron that was used for the construction of the Hispanic weapons; they were surprised by its cutting ability and flexibility, one of the most prized and sought features in its manufacture. As a curious note, reflecting the effectiveness of these weapons, after the first battles in the Iberian Peninsula, an order was given to Roman troops to reinforced with iron the edges of their shields, possibly due to the cutting power of the falcatas, much higher than the straight swords and sabers.

  • Blade made of what stainless steel AISI 420
  • Zamak handle with silver-plated finish
  • Riveted grip scales from fake ivory
  • Overall length approx. 595mm
  • Blade length approx. 464mm
  • The cross-guard is approx. 47mm long and approx. 20mm thick
  • The blade at the guard is approx. 71mm wide and 5,4mm thick
  • The blade edge is approx. 0,8mm thick
  • Point of Balance lies approx. 85mm off the guard
  • Weight of the sword approx. 1592 g

Premium Quality Iberian Falcata from the Exclusive Collection „Historical Swords” made by MARTO®.

Original product made in Spanish Toledo.

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