Sword Mahayra (Falkata)
Damascus steel blade, complex profile, single-edged, curved towards the blade, with one-sided sharpening along the inner surface of the blade. The handle is made in the shape of a horse’s head, made using art casting technique. Reception characteristic of early samples of falcata. The base of the handle has a recess that serves as a protective function and prevents the sword from slipping out of the hand. The handle is made of ivory and decorated with round castes with garnets. The scabbard is wooden, covered with red leather. The scabbard device is made of silver and consists of a clip with two suspensions, a figured tip and a mouth. The cage is made in the form of a bird’s wings, passing into a decorative belt, decorated with a scene of the battle of a warrior with a lion. Garnet inserts trim the belt.
Material: Masa Damascus steel, ivory, silver, garnets, wood (maple), leather.
Techniques of execution: Forging, polishing, investment casting, sawing, soldering, mounting, engraving, embossing, patinating.
Overall size: 679 mm
Length without scabbard: 655 mm
Stick length: 170 mm
Blade length: 490 mm
Blade width: 45-66 mm
Blade thickness: 7-5 mm
Scabbard length: 514 mm