The sica is a short sword or large dagger of ancient Illyrians, Thracians and Dacians, used in Ancient Rome too, originating in the Halstatt culture.
It was originally depicted as a curved sword (see the Zliten mosaic as well as numerous oil lamps), with a blade about 16–18 inches long (40–45 cm) .
It is also depicted on Trajan's Column; notably the Dacian king Decebalus is depicted committing suicide with one.
It is completely usable as a reenactment item.
Total Length: 446mm
Blade Length: 277mm
Extrusion Length: 135mm
Hilt Length: 167mm