Ancient 6th - 5th century B.C. Scythian large Iron Sword Akinakes Acinaces Akinak
Very rare type of authentic ancient, 6th - 5th century B.C. Northern Black Sea Region, Scythian large iron sword Akinakes, Acinaces, Akinak. Hand forged with an integrated hilt, comprised broad, double-edged tapering flat blade with visible on the one face incised three slender fullers that run down from a rectangular panel incised on ricasso below the hilt. A well-formed flat tang surmounted by lobed antenna pommel.
CONDITION: In excavated condition, but well-preserved, in Very nice and stable condition with spots showing vigorous iron, tiny losses to edges, very stable Encrusted patina on surface, point of the blade slightly broken.
Overall length: 87.8 cm (34 9⁄16 inches)
Width of the blade at the widest point: 6.8 cm (2 .68 inches)