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« on: March 21, 2020, 06:06:23 am »

Hi

Guys help on this knife
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2020, 10:03:54 am »

Likely a farming sickle.  Not sure of the era.

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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2020, 03:37:28 pm »

Sica?
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2020, 07:22:59 am »

According to the historical sources the Sica was a melee weapon and was meant to be able to get at the soldier behind their shield.

The were therefore longer than a gladius, likely the length of a spate, so many times as long as yours.

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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2020, 04:29:23 pm »

Names are unclear but it seems there are several different weapons of this shape.

One was used by the Dacians against the Romans during the Trajanic wars.  Its as a sword-sized item.  I have seen it called sick and falx.

But there was also apparently a knife-sized object like yours. 

An image of one from a late La Tene era warrior's grave (c. 1st c BC) is found in Radosław Andrzej Gawroński's Roman horsemen against Germanic tribes. The Rhineland frontier cavalry fighting styles 31 BC–AD 256, on page 61.

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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2020, 02:52:01 pm »

This is a Thracian knife-dagger called Maheyra.
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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2020, 09:26:29 am »

That is right.Тhanks Mr. Richie. Thumbs Up
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