The Rise of Ancient Celtic Swords
Ancient celtic swords are not often thought of as a highly sought after collectible item. To consider these rich historical weapons is not wondrous and truly interesting as collectibles is a rather sizable mistake. Part of the reason these swords are so looked down upon is because most everyone has an impression that the Celts were unorganized barbarians. This view of this society is not completely true they were a Clan oriented society but there are historical records and that show they were able to organize into a great force.
Ancient celtic swords came into being during the roman occupation of England. Rome in society was well known to incorporate much of its conquests into its armys and workforce. During this a occupation the Celts were forced into roman workshops. While this forced labor bread much discontent the Celts were introduced to a new form of weapon construction thus giving birth to ancient celtic swords. These newly acquired skills were rapidly put to use by the Celts creating their own style of swords known as the Celtic swords.
The Ancient Celtic Swords Characteristics
So what are some of the common characteristics you will find with ancient Celtics swords? One thing you must remember swords of this time period we’re not created and molds so the specifications you receive our guidelines so to speak not so much a hard and or fast rule. The most common size found for the Celtics swords is roughly 30 to 32 inches in length. The most frequently found length for this swords blade was 22 to 24 inches in length. There are also two types of Celtics swords the first type is the long sword which is believed to have given birth to the famous claymore sword. The next sword is the short sword most commonly identified with these ancient Celtic swords.
Hilts of Ancient Celtic Swords
The hilts of Celtic swords did differ between the long swords and the short swords. The actual construction of the hilt on the Celtic short sword was fairly commonly built using copper. There were various ornamentation’s adorning these hilts. It was not uncommon to find ivory as well as gold on the short sword hilts. The Celtic long sword hilt tended to be constructed more of an organic type material. Some of the commonly used materials when erecting these hilts were wood, bones and even horn at times.
These ancient swords are both beautiful and historic. Adding ancient Celtic swords to your collection would show your knowledge and exquisite taste and sword collecting.