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  1. Here are some screen grabs from my run on History Channel's latest show, Knife or Death (season 1, episode 4). I forged out a knife inspired by a set of CeltIberian War Knives I saw in Germany last year at the Reichstadtmuseum in Rothenburg ob der Tauber. I made a few modern modifications to it for comfort and safety. The forward lanyard hole, a bottle opener forged into the ring pommel and the rubber handle slabs to absorb impact. The knife worked really well. It is 80crv2 and has a cutting edge of 12.75" and an overall weight of 1lb 13oz and the blade is 2" wide at the base and 3/8" thick spine at the break. I was excited to try a historic weapon on such a brutal course. I think it is a great proving ground for knives and I am happy with how this knife style performed and handled. I was pleasantly surprised with how snug my hand felt with this type of grip. The ring pommel does a fantastic job at locking the hand in place and allowing it to grip for a solid chop and follow through. I would really like to get real measurements from the originals I found in Germany. If anyone has connections with that museum I would really appreciate any help. I'd like to make a more accurate recreation of this piece. Thanks for checking it out.
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