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Old 08-15-2016, 10:55 PM
smiling bandit smiling bandit is offline
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It gets a bit more complex than that, even. If you leave out all the myth and ask what kind of swords people were making in that age, there are still some pretty open questions. Is it a celtic-style sword (a style which would be functionally recreated after the Roman era for the Franks)? A late-Roman sword? A cavalry sword? Spatha and even gladius are very vague terms which cover a wide range of designs over centuries.

However, the really important bit is the technology you don't see: the metallurgy and forging techniques. Adapting foreign techniques, and the steady improvement over the years meant that Roman swords increased in length (and average).

There is one thing we know, of course. Since it was forged by the Sidhe on Avalon, it couldn't be cold-forged iron.

Edit: Almost any sword that would have been made in this period would be a reasonably long, around 800mm. It would taper gently and have an effective combat point.

Last edited by smiling bandit; 08-15-2016 at 11:00 PM.