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Can the Feltwell Spatha be used for a late 4th c./early 5th c. Roman re-enactment?
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Somewhat of a newb to re-enactment.

I've been reading up on the interpretations of the Feltwell Spatha and I've been getting some conflicting information about who may have used a sword like that. Sometimes I read that it was a "Roman" sword, picked up by the barbarians during the Migration Period, and sometimes I read that it was a sword shape adopted by the Romans from all the barbarian units that they brought into their army.

I am trying to represent a comitatensis or pseudo-comitatensis of the late 4th c. or early 5th century. Can this sword accurately represent the soldier and the time period?

https://www.celticwebmerchant.co.uk/en/f...ry-ad.html

Thanks!
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Can the Feltwell Spatha be used for a late 4th c./early 5th c. Roman re-enactment? - by Lucius_Aelius - 09-07-2017, 03:08 PM

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