my falcata sword, made by the incredible Iain at Armour Class is finished! I haven’t got it yet, as the scabbard isn’t dry (the wet leather has to be stretched over the wooden frame and then dry), but he emailed me a photo this evening.
I may be sad, but I think it’s incredibly beautiful. I quickly add that it’s been made using an archaeological template supplied to me by the very generous Professor Fernando Quesada Sanz, a world expert on falcata swords, so this is pretty much the real deal when it comes to an accurate replica of the deadly weapon used over 2,000 years ago by Hannibal’s Iberian caetrati. Viva Hannibal!