ncient 5th century B.C Scythian Short Sword Dagger Akinakes Acinac Akinak
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 hilt with ribbed grip rectangular in outline (Butterfly) guard and T-shaped pommel.
1.De l'épée scythe au sabre mongol: Les armes blanches des nomades de la steppe IXe siècle avant J-C - XIXe siècle après J-C. by Iaroslav. Lebedynsky,
2.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.
To view a related Scythian sword in the museum please see the last picture in the listing.
CONDITION: In excavated condition, but, stable and very solid.
MEASUREMENTS: The overall length: 27.3 cm (10. 3/4 inches).
WEIGHT: 300 grams
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.