Friday, March 1, 2013

Primal/tactical quasi-Celtic short sword

This was an experiement. I've been wanting to make a double-edged blade inspired by Celtic La Tene swords for a while (whether that is evident in the final product or not). I had a customer approach me about a sword blade, so I forged this out as a test piece to see how I would do forging a double-edged blade. I think I see some Chinese influence as well, but it's mostly my style turned toward doing a double-edged short sword. Seeing how this one turned out, I can now see about forging a longer blade.

The overall length is 19 3/4" and the blade, including the choils, is 13 1/5". The steel is 5160 and the handle is toxic green and black paracord impregnated with Minwax Wood Hardener, with a three-strand Turk's head knot. Both edges shave hair.

The sheath is Kydex with two MOLLE locks.


  1. I like the length! Really nice....Bill

  2. So Jason, if you did a Gladius style what would you be asking for it?

    1. Who is Jason? :D I'm James.

      Shoot me an e-mail at helmforge at gmail and I'll quote you a price for similar.

  3. How much would something like this cost?