Medieval Sickle from High Carbon Steel, hand-forged
The sickle goes back as far as the Neolithic age. In the Middle Ages, this implement with it’s crescent-shaped blade, sharp inside edge and backwards angled handle was an indispensable farming tool for every peasant. It was used for reaping crops and gathering livestock feed for the cold months.
The sickle is also often associated with witches, healers and ancient Celtic druids, for collecting mistletoe and medicinal herbs and plants for their potions.
This medieval sickle is made of high carbon steel. The hand-forged 2 mm flat steel blade has a rounded point and a slightly sharpened, hammered (or peened) edge. The forging marks are left on the blade, to give a rustic, authentic character to the sickle. The 5 mm square steel handle is curved in to a small spiral and improves grip. Its particular shape allows easy fastening to a garment .
This sickle is perfect for camp life at medieval re-enactment events and will make your portrayal of a peasant, a herb woman or even a druid look all the more genuine.
Material: forged high carbon steel (not stainless)
Overall length: approx. 28 cm
Blade length: approx. 16 cm
Blade width: approx. 3 cm
Blade thickness: approx. 2 mm
Handle length: approx. 12 cm
Weight: approx. 170 g
This is an original ULFBERTH®product.
Above specs may slightly vary from piece to piece. As this is a hand-forged product, each sickle is a very unique piece and slight variations in shape and/or surface finish are quite normal. Above pictures are therefore for reference only. /or surface finish are quite normal. Above pictures are therefore for reference only.
The steel used is not rust-proof and might show slight surface tarnishing in places. We recommend you maintain the sickle on a regular basis