This ‘oak-blade’ replica represents a sword known as a Celtic ‘Noble’s long Sword’. This was no ordinary warrior’s sword, it was meant for a noble of the Iron-Age people, we now often call ‘Celts’. British Iron-Age Nobles went to war on chariots, armed with six or so javelins (throwing spears) and a sword like this. Beside the noble was the charioteer (driver) working his two nimble ponies about the field of battle, driving close to the enemy so the noble could throw his javelins. The noble would then jump off and fight hand to hand, cutting all about him. On command the charioteer came back, the noble jumped on and they were gone. These skillful tactics were used on more than other celts, they worked against the Romans.
Total Length: 850mm/33.5inches
Hand made in the UK 18 miles from Stonehendge with an OAK blade and rope handel