Forged iron, 13 ¾” length, Hallstatt form. Wedge section blade tapered from its swelled root to the point. The grip, originally wrapped in leather, tapered in both dimensions toward the ring pommel. The classic Celtic short sword evolved into the curved blade sica which was adopted, centuries later, by the Thracians in the Balkans and Dacians west of the Black Sea. The Romans as well used a specific cultural adaption.