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A second post, because

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!

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6 Comments

  1. Fabitaromunass
    Posted 13 May 2011 at 20:31 | Permalink

    Pink floyd and Hannibal. Just another day in the life of an ex veterinarian!

  2. benkane
    Posted 13 May 2011 at 20:38 | Permalink

    @Fabitaromunass: Mad, eh? I have to pinch myself regularly and remember that I’m living the dream!

  3. John Salter
    Posted 14 May 2011 at 14:19 | Permalink

    That looks incredible Ben, now wonder you couldn’t wait to show it, don’t blame you.

  4. benkane
    Posted 14 May 2011 at 15:28 | Permalink

    @John: Thanks – and it’s not just me or you. The archaeologist who gave me the template said that it was one of the 3 best replica falcata swords he’d ever seen!

  5. Fabitaromunass
    Posted 16 May 2011 at 00:58 | Permalink

    That is my copy of Hannibal ordered. You’ve done quite well out of me yknow, just remember if I ever break down outside your house that you owe me £35 … Ish

  6. benkane
    Posted 16 May 2011 at 07:12 | Permalink

    @Fabitaromunass: Cheers! I just wish that I got more than the £2-3 I do out of your £35. Still, that’ll get you plentiful cups of tea and biscuits while you wait for the RAC/AA to arrive ;-)

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