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Scythians were dominated by a zoomorphic motif, anthropomorphic and geometrical in Celts. As in the Scythians, the most common representations are images of mythical animals, such as Celtic circles, circles and wavy lines. Circle, sphere, etc as a symbol of the life cycle .... etc ... Long spear with a ball, period of La Tene, Germany. Length 50 cm,widest point 3.7 cm, hole 2.1 cm, weight 430 grams. An asymmetrical spear, period of La Tene, France. The length of 37.5 cm,widest point is 4.6 cm, hole 2,3,cm,weight 390 gram. Long knife, Hiebmesser, period of La Tene, Germany. Length 45 cm, widest point 4.5 cm, weight 440 gram. Shorter, engraved knife, type Durrnberg (in german language Ringknaufmesser) period of La Tene, Germany. Length 38 cm,widest point 3.7 cm, weight 310 gram ... and I forgot to add ... IMPORTANT !. Everything is forged by hand, with a hammer! Zero electric welding! Zero power hammer !!

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Very nicely done, beautiful work. I always like to see the intricate file work along the spine of the knife.

Both knifes look like they would be awkward to hold or use. How do they feel in hand?

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Thanks!
If the handle is fitted to your hand, it's great!
The balls provide a good grip and secure grip when taking a blow, no matter what, cutting or stabbing.

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The entire forging process.

Thickness of the rod 20mm.
Initially 27 cm with the sleeve ..... stretched to 40 cm length of the entire spear.

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....and here is Celtic iron ...

Spears from the left; Asymmetric, 42 cm, width 5 cm, hole 22 mm, weight 390 grams. Wide, 46 cm, width 7.5 cm, hole 19 mm, weight 450 grams. Asymmetric 35,5 cm, width 5 cm, hole 22 mm, weight 300 grams. Long, thin, 51 cm, width 4 cm, hole 20 mm, weight 400 grams. Long, asymmetrical 55,5 cm, width 5 cm, hole 24 mm, weight 460 grams. Last asymmetric 35 cm, width 4 cm, hole 20 mm, weight 290 gram. Knife behind the decorated ridge 52 cm, width 4.5 cm, weight 460 grams. The second knife 50.5 cm, width 5.5 cm, weight 480 grams. ZERO ELECTRIC WELDING! ZERO POWER HAMMER! EVERYTHING HAND FORGED FROM ONE PIECE OF IRON

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... and a little more ...

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Ibor can you show the process of making the spear socket (sleeve)? Those are very well done. All of the pieces are good examples of great forgings.

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