Falx is a Latin word originally meaning sickle but was later used to mean any of a number of tools that had a curved blade that was sharp on the inside edge such as a scythe. Falx was also used to mean a weapon – particularly that of the Thracians and Dacians – and, later, a siege hook used by the Romans themselves.
With typical stooped wedge blade on both sides and clutch ferrule with line decoration. Ex collection of Axel Guttmann, Berlin. 2nd-1st Century BC L. 19 1/4 in. (49 cm.) Art of the Ancient World, 2012, no. 87 Read more: http://sword-site.com/thread/213/thracian-dacian-illyrian-sickle-sword#ixzz3ndFGqNBX