This fighting knife is a Celtic variation of the kopis blade, borrowed from the Greeks. That form influenced blade making for thousands of years including the Turkish yataghan and the Nepalese kukri. Here, it gracefully moves the tip below the axis of the tang and can be seen as a step in the evolution of the scramasax which evolved about 600 AD and was used by the Franks, Saxons and Vikings. That this is a fighting knife is demonstrated by its thin section, made for slashing but not suitable for working wood to other materials. As well, the lack of subsequent resharpening as encountered on working knives. As Celts were headhunters, it is likely that a knife such as this was used for the removal of trophy heads. Excavated and professionally conserved with Plexiglas display easel and certificate of authenticity.