Posted 5 years ago
I thought this was probably a fake until I saw all the wear marks on the close ups. It is about 13 inches long and in remarkably good cond. for its age. Because the eagle was an important Roman military symbol and lead was commonly used by Romans( The handle is lead.), I think it is probably Roman. The use of lead was one of the main reasons for the decline of the Roman Empire. Although I've researched on line I've never found anything like this. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Another unusual detail of this knife is the edge is sharpened right up to the handle. The knife was sharpened before the handle was cast around it.