VIKING SWORD 520 MARTO of TOLEDO SPAIN Collecting all essential elements of Viking art and Norse Mythology, the Marto 520 exemplifies the peak of Viking culture. Luxuriously handcrafted from the finest material, this is a viking sword you will be proud to own. The 36-1/2 inch blade of this highly decorative piece is forged in high strength AISI 440 stainless steel and has a deep blood grove running down the center. The Toledo quality blade is fully tempered, stamped with the Marto Seal of Authenticity, and polished to a lustrous mirror finish that is resistant to rust and requires minimal care. With its intricately sculptured bronzed hilt, the MARTO 543 Viking Sword exhibits the strength of the fierce Viking warriors of old whilst exuding the precision detailing and masterful skills of which the Nordic craftsmen and artisans of weaponry are renown. Toledo is famous for its historical character, its art, and its steel.
• Overall length: 36.8" (93,5 cm) • Blade length: 31" (79,5 cm) • Length of guard: 4" (10,5 cm) • Blade width at guard :1.7"(44 mm) • Edge: Dual-sided Factory Dull • Blade Material: AISI 440 Stainless Steel • Blade thickness: 0.19" (5 mm) • Thickness blade edge approx. 1 mm • Hilt: Bronze plated, cast from Zamac • Sword Weight: 3 lbs 7 oz
Specs may vary slightly from piece to piece.
The Vikings are known as great warriors. This reputation is based on what we know about their weapons and battle tactics. The Viking Age that began so fearsomely in the 800’s tapered off in the 12th century much to the relief of many Europeans. The Vikings were Nordic people (Danes, Swedes and Norwegians) who sometimes sailed out of Scandinavia in hundreds of longboats to loot and pillage coastal cities.
Laws of the late Viking period show that all free men were expected to own weapons, and magnates were expected to provide them for their men. The main offensive weapons were the spear, sword and battle-axe, although bows and arrows and other missiles were also used. Weapons were carried not just for battle, but also as symbols of their owners' status and wealth. They were therefore often finely decorated with inlays, twisted wire and other adornments in silver, copper and bronze.