Despite any differences between bronze and steel, there is no denying that Bronze Age weapons possess an appearance that rivals those of steel. The Bronze Celtic War Sword, for instance, has a fine gilded look that is undeniable.
It was an axe age, a sword age - shields are riven - a wind age, a wolf age - before the world goes headlong.
Celtic Bronze Sword
Russian weapon treasures from exhibition in Sokolniki
Day Favorite Weapon: Hadhafang (sword of Elrond, then Arwen)
Bronze Swords of the Celts, Found in Ireland
Bronze Swords of the Celts, Found in Ireland Giclee Print at Art.com