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Late antiquity spatha question
I am sure I have seen this sword in this book where it says the handle material was added after the sword was found so the rivets may be a missinterpreation.

The book shows a couple of other swords that have similar handle reconstrictions in the book too IIRC.
Conal Moran

Do or do not, there is no try!
That would solve the mystery.
Virilis / Jyrki Halme
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Yes, the sword is for real and the hilt is a later addition. If sold as the real thing, a forgery ....
Salvete et Valete

Nil volentibus arduum

Robert P. Wimmers Big Grin
Forgery or not, i have to made a scabbard for my customer.... LOL Tongue

So, i have choose a generic germanic one, with the caracteristics of the scabbards of migration period: rounded chape, double slide, decorated mouth, and a stone used as amulet.

Hope the final result is convincent...



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The spatha is yet finished.



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It's a really good reconstruction of a really horrible sword. :wink:
"Medicus" Matt Bunker

Quote:It's a really good reconstruction of a really horrible sword. :wink:

word ;-)
Als Mensch zu dumm, als Schwein zu kleine Ohren...

Jürgen Graßler

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