This Viking sword was forged from the original, dating from the late 9th – early 10th Century. The original sword was found in 1928 in the river Ouse near Cawood Castle, South of York. Kept in relatively good condition, the sword was displayed at the Tower of London for many years, until it was auctioned during the 50’s by Sotheby’s. The characteristics of this Viking sword, with the blade tapered to a blunt tip, indicates that it was an ideal slashing weapon. The Viking sword’s beautiful veined hardwood handle reflects the efforts the Vikings placed on the aesthetic appeal of their weapons. The sword is very well balanced and is one of the lightest swords of the Medieval period. The creative and artistic talent of the Vikings is clearly demonstrated by the beautifully detailed pommel and smooth guard. The importance Vikings placed on their swords is well documented. One of the important works on the subject, “The Sword in Anglo Saxon England” by H.R. Ellis Davidson links the central role the Viking sword played in the daily activities of the Norsemen. Such activities included, but were not limited to, warfare, attainment of manhood, and the last funeral rites. The warrior culture of the Vikings did in no way undermine their artistic creativity. Quite the opposite, the artistic genius and cultural achievements of the people are clearly reflected in their swords, jewelry and other Viking weapons. The literary sources of the Norsemen, such as their sagas and poems, reveal of the quality of a good sword and its significance in Viking society. With this in mind, our goal was to forge a Viking sword which reflects their spirit and embraces the cultural achievements attained by the Viking people.
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10th Century (Early) Viking Full Tang Tempered Battle Ready Hand Forged Sharp Sword by Warrior Replicas
Overall Size: 36-1/4″ / Blade Size: 30-1/4″ / Blade width: 1-13/16″ / Blade Thickness: 3/16″
Blade material: High Carbon Steel / Blade: Full Tang, Razor Sharp Edge
BONUS: Sword Frog / Scabbard : Leather (Hand Forged in India)
Weight W/O Scabbard: 2 lbs 10 oz / Weight W/Scabbard: 3 lbs 2 oz