Celtic Anthropomorphic Swords

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Celtic Anthropomorphic Swords

Postby bolgios » 06 May 2014 11:51

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Re: Celtic Anthropomorphic Swords

Postby Thearos » 06 May 2014 23:37

Very nice collection, and the material from Ireland to Hungary is very striking (as well as the conservatism of the British examples ?).

As a kid I noticed these bronze anthropomorphic grips in rather wonderful illustrations of Celts by Peter Connolly. I wondered, and still wonder, how comfortable these bare metal rods were to hold-- since they don't seem to have acted as the metal core for e.g. wooden grips. I also suppose that they were cast with the direct lost wax technique-- so that each is unique.
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