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Title Celtic knife/small sword, Latene culture
Nationality Austrian
Period c 3rd century BC
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Made of wrought iron, this is the first type of short iron sword made on the European continent in recorded history. A typical Iron Age piece. There is approximately 1.5 inches missing at the point, but, all in all, a nice example, measuring 41 cms. This particular item comes from an old collection in Bristol.

Some consolidation work has been done to the blade to prevent the pitting deteriorating.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Edged Weapons : Swords : Austrian : BC]


I have now collected from depot and am very satisfied with the bayonet. Many thanks once again for your excellent service.

S H, UK, 04.02.2012

Bayonet arrived safely today. Thanks very much indeed, I'm very pleased with it.

N M, UK, 30.12.2009