The Celts never missed an opportunity to throw a dash of style into anything they created. Yeah, it wasn't easy stacking hundreds of tons of stones on top of other stones in a perfect circle to make the world's largest Pez Dispenser (or whatever that Stonehenge thing is used for), but the Celts did it anyway. In that same vein, sure, it's hard to make semi-circular guards on a sword. But it was a staple of Celtic Weapon smithing and was one of the many things that really set their swords apart from everyone else's.
This Celtic shortsword is a perfect example of this type of guard design. The polished steel semicircle that forms the guard is accented with brass rivets and fits snugly over the flared forte of the sword's blade. The blade is forged from our rugged high-carbon steel and is oak-leaf shaped, another tell-tale sign of Celtic design (the Greeks also used this style quite a bit). A leather-wrapped wood grip is wrapped by evenly spaced brass bands for additional beauty and grip. The top of the brass pommel is domed, with a flat cylinder perpendicular to it, making it look like you sliced the beautiful planet Saturn in half and mounted it gently on the end of your sword.
The Celtic Shortsword comes with a custom black leather sheath that features a partial side-slit to allow the flared blade to be removed easily. A brass hanging ring on the sheath lets you attach it to a belt or baldric with no fuss. Grab one now and show the world that your warrior spirit lives inside an artist's body.
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