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Two-Handed Celtic Broadsword (Battle-Ready)

Discussion in 'Sword Discussion' started by Kyle Germann, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. Kyle Germann

    Kyle Germann

    10
    Jun 17, 2012
    I'm brand-new to this forum (just joined today, in fact). My specialty is swords, but I'm looking for something that might not exist. A two-handed high-carbon steel (like 5160 or 1085) celtic broadsword. Could anybody help me?
     
  2. buckmaster96

    buckmaster96

    686
    Jan 6, 2012
    cas hanwei has a ton of them
     
  3. BePrepared

    BePrepared

    Aug 26, 2010
    yeah, there is no shortage of them on the market. Hanwei makes a good blade, but i'm sure there are plenty of others out ther
     
  4. crimsonfalcon07

    crimsonfalcon07

    Dec 27, 2010
    The two-handed one makes it a bit more difficult. Kris has a fine offering though for a celtic-styled sword.
     
  5. Kyle Germann

    Kyle Germann

    10
    Jun 17, 2012
    Might have forgotten to mention that, by "two-handed," I mean a grip length of nine to ten inches.
     
  6. Triton

    Triton Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 8, 2000
    I don't know if something called a two handed celtic broadsword (how many anachronisms can we work into one name :) ) exists now but to the best of my knowledge there are no extant historical finds which would lead us to believe that anything like that existed historically.

    There are various manufacturers that make "celtic swords" which have already been mentioned. However, if one wants to purchase a truly accurage celtic sword one might start here:

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    http://www.bronze-age-swords.com/British_and_European.htm
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2012
  7. Kyle Germann

    Kyle Germann

    10
    Jun 17, 2012
    Checked it out. However, these are BRONZE. At first (mainly because of the silvery sheen), I thought that they were steel. But they are actually bronze. Not what I'm looking for.
     
  8. Triton

    Triton Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 8, 2000
    Understood, they are indeed bronze as were actual Celtic swords. So the question becomes what are you really looking for? Are you looking for the advertising construct that is called a "celtic broadsword" by so many current manufacturers? That is a leaf bladed steel sword of some variety? Or are you looking for something else entirely?
     
  9. crimsonfalcon07

    crimsonfalcon07

    Dec 27, 2010
    And have you given thought to having one custom made for you?
     
  10. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    I agree with Triton. Celtic swords were bronze and one-handed, like the one shown above. There is not such thing, historically, as a steel "two-handed celtic broadsword." It sounds like maybe you're looking for a two-handed leaf-bladed sword, in which case it would be a fantasy piece and your best option for a quality rendition woud be custom.
     
  11. Triton

    Triton Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 8, 2000
    Agreed, I would recommend Rick Barrett or possibly John Lundemo for such a custom piece.
     
  12. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    Either would be great choices, though I have an especial fondness for Lundemo's work.
     
  13. gregorio

    gregorio

    Nov 9, 2007
    Jim Hrisoulas also does nice leaf blades if that's what you mean by celtic. I would venture to say he is about as competitive a price point as you'll find, my avatar is a custom leaf blade from him. As a warning though with all custom work take whatever lead time they give you and multiply it by at least 2 or 3 times to get the actual deliver time.
     

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