The sica is a blade form popularized in and around the Carpathian mountains and used by Illyranians, Dacians and Thracians. Its use lasted about two centuries. This example is a specific type, dating from the second and first centuries BC and used as a fighting knife by Dacians. The group is characterized by the unique blade profile, and single broad fuller with triple concentric circles on the left side only. This example is preserved with its copper hilt mounts and scale rivets. Further examples are preserved in several public collections including the Celtic Museum, Manching, Bavaria, though none, in our experience, surpasses this for quality and condition. 7" length blade along the curve.