GODFRED VIKING SWORD SH1010 HANWEI Named for the feared 8th century Viking raider, this fully functional Godfred Sword is built around a beautifully patterned folded steel blade to replicate the pre-9th century originals. The interwoven leather grip, complemented by a Damascus guard and pommel, is matched by the leather-covered wood scabbard with bronze detailing and integral belt hooks and straps. The twisted steel pattern is clearly visible in the deep fuller while the blade flats are polished smooth. Superbly balanced, due to the deeply fullered distal tapered blade profile, the Godfred is a true tribute to the legendary Norse smiths. At just under 2.7 lbs, with a balance point of 4 inches this is a nimble sword for the viking pattern, and with its wide and sturdy full tang blade it performs equally well as a cutter. Beautiful interwoven leather covers a 4 inch wood handle which is lined with studded brass accents allowing a secure and well defined grip. A fine example of the Viking Blacksmith's skill, the SH1010 by Hanwei is certain to make any Viking proud.
• Overall length: 34-3/4" • Blade length: 29" • Grip Length: 4" • Blade width: 5.2mm-3.2mm • Edge: Sharp double edged • Blade Material: Folded Steel • Blade thickness: 6.1mm-4.9mm • Point of Balance: 4" below guard • Point of Percussion: 20" • Thickness at Guard: .22" • Thickness at Tip: .14" • Hilt: Brass pommel & Guard • Sword Weight: 2 lbs 7 oz
Specs may vary slightly from piece to piece.
GODFRED - KING OF THE NORSE! King Godfred (ruled from 804 or earlier until 810) was a Danish king of the Viking era. Godfred was the younger son of King Sigfred. From around A.D. 800 to the 11th century, a vast number of Scandinavians left their homelands to seek their fortunes elsewhere. These seafaring warriors–known collectively as Vikings or Norsemen (“Northmen”) –began by raiding coastal sites, especially undefended monasteries, in the British Isles. Over the next three centuries, they would leave their mark as pirates, raiders, traders and settlers on much of Britain and the European continent, as well as parts of modern-day Russia, Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland.