The Sword, chapter IV: Age of the Tumulus 1500-1300 B.C.

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Here comes the story of how sword production and sword fighting expanded in the Age of the Tumulus (Tumulus=burial mound) in Continental Europe, as well as in the Mediterranen. The Tumulus stage corresponds roughly to the Late Helladic IIB to the end of LH IIIA in the Aegean, and to the first half of the New Kingdom of Egypt.

 

The Bronze Age Sword Series includes six swords from this stage.

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(Continental octagon hilted sword)

(Continental octagon hilted sword) (the image is a preliminary model-image, the actual sword might differ in finish and details). Replica of original. Price:

 

X

(Nordic BA II sword)

(Nordic BA II sword) (the image is a preliminary model-image, the actual sword might differ in finish and details). Replica of original. Price:

 

X

(Nordic or continental early flanged sword, 1500-1300 B.C.)

Early flange hilted sword.

 

PANAGITSA

(Panagitsa, Chalcis, Greece, c. 1600-1380 B.C.)

Greek Horn-sword Typ 1a.

 

 

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(Aegean cross-sword, Greece, 1600-1400 B.C.)

Aegean Cross-sword Typ 1(a/b/c)

 

TELL APHEK

(Akko Plain, Canaan, ca. 1400-1300 B.C.)

Kopesh, or sickle sword, based on the sword from Kurdani (Tell Aphek), Canaan. Replica of original. Total length: 61cm. Weight: c. 700 grams. (click image for further information)

Finished blade with hilt (walnut is standard): 560 EURO

 

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