Fight against Octavian and the Romans with might, skill, and the Iberian Falcata with Wood Grip in hand, ready for battle. Made from C60 high-carbon steel, this fully functional sword has a curved blade that curves down towards the tip, typical of the falcata sword. Multiple narrow fullers run along the spine of the blade, lightening it for combat. At the base, the blade widens back out meeting the hilt.
The hilt has a steel bolster that curves back towards the hilt on one side, forming a point. Two sections of wood riveted to the full-length tang form the rest of the hilt. It has a contoured grip, before curving back towards the blade. This double-curved design helps to protect the hand. The contour of the grip helps to maximize contact for empowering strikes and cuts, as well as makes it less taxing to wield.
Finally, this sword comes with a wooden scabbard. Brown leather covers the scabbard. It has a steel throat and bands with three hanging loops, allowing the wielder to choose between a vertical or angled hang. We sell separately a range of buckle belts and ring belts that would look great with this sword. Of course, when you are not taking this Punic sword into battle, make sure to maintain it with some of our maintenance supplies. It is ideal for wielding at a reenactment of the Second Punic War or another Roman reenactment.
Historical Info for the Falcata
This Carthaginian sword bases its design on a historical original held at the MET. It comes from the 1st through the 5th century BCE. The falcata was a popular weapon on the Iberian Peninsula, especially during the Roman conquest of Hispania. Also, it was a particular favorite of the most famous Carthaginian general and enemy of the Romans, Hannibal, during the beginning of the conquest. The falcata was a powerful and hard-hitting sword of the classical world.
- Fully functional
- Based on 1st-5th century BC original
- Fullers lighten the curved blade
- Comes with a scabbard
- Ideal for Roman and Carthaginian reenactments
- Blade is C60 high-carbon steel
- Hilt is wood with steel bolsters
- Scabbard is wood with leather