Ancient 6th - 5th century B.C. Scythian Short Sword Dagger Akinakes Akinak
Rare type of authentic ancient, 6th - 5th century B.C. Northern Black Sea Region, Scythian iron short sword – dagger Akinakes, Acinaces, Akinak. Comprising a sturdy, straight double-edged tapering blade, the characteristic Scythian flattened grip adorned on the exterior with chiseled stylized zoomorphic motifs with lobed (Butterfly) guard and T-shaped pommel.
REFERENCES: Weapons of the Ancient East by M.V.Gorelik.
We will also provide the buyer with photocopies of the pages from the mentioned references together with a certificate of authenticity.
CONDITION: In excavated condition, but, stable and very solid.
MEASUREMENTS: The overall length: 28.2 cm (11.1 inches).
WEIGHT: 215 grams (7.58 ounces).
The Scythian were a nomadic Indo-European people, of Eastern European origin, a predecessor of the Slavic people and occupying a geological band from Eastern Europe through to the grasslands above China, shared a common artistic, cultural and economic base.