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Spear with a ball, length 54.5 cm, width 3.5 cm, hole 2 cm, weight 410 grams. Knife, length 41.5 cm, width 4 cm, weight 320 gram. Javelin, length 19 cm, width 2.5 cm, hole 1.8 cm, weight 110 grams. Ax, profiled, eight-wall, 16 cm long, blade width 4 cm, hole 2.5 cmX 3.5 cm, weight 390 grams.

Everything is forged by hand, with a hammer.
Zero power hammer, zero electric welding!

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Ibor; are you involved with a living history group?  Very nice work indeed!

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Thanks!

Yes of course.
He deals with experimental archeology mainly in the Bronze Age and the early Iron Age.
And here today, Germanic spears finished from Jutland.

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Very nice work, all of it! The knife looks awkward to hold let alone use. Do you know what it was used for when would've been in use?

Frosty The Lucky.

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Thanks Frosty!

These knives were used in the period of La Tene, mainly in the Eastern Celts, although they are also found in Germany.
In many books they are described as "ritual knives for cutting meat" ..... I strongly disagree with that!
The way the handpiece is made proves it!
The handles are very short and have two balls, they are adapted to hold them in two fingers and ask for cut punches, from above in a large or opposite way.
To cut the meat you need a much better grip, with all your hand !!

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8 hours ago, Ibor said:

and ask for cut punches,

I'm not sure what you mean by that Ibor. Do you mean stabbing? Punch the blade in lengthwise? 

I can't imagine a practical way to use a 41.5cm. knife with a handle like that. BUT if the curved piece fit in your palm and the blade extended between your fingers it might make a good "punch dagger."

A modern punch dagger typically has a T handle and a double edged blade.

Frosty The Lucky.

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