PRACTICAL VIKING SWORD SH2047 HANWEI The Hanwei Practical Viking sword is designed with the re-enactor in mind. The blade is made of well tempered high carbon steel with a blunt edge and rounded tip for safer sparring. The Practical Viking Sword is designed to withstand rugged use while providing the level of safety required by many of today’s re-enactment societies. The blade is crafted from 1566 high-carbon steel, hardened to 50HRC, which restricts edge-notching to acceptable levels while providing resilience and protection against brittleness. While the blade is substantial, it is fullered to provide balance and good handling characteristics, and features 1/16” wide edges and a rounded tip for safety. The guard and pommel are solid steel, while the grip is wood with a leather wrap. The sword is well-balanced and with a weight slightly over 2 lbs., it is very quick.
• Overall length: 33-1/2" • Blade length: 28" • Grip Length: 5-3/4" • Weight: 2 lb 13 oz • Edge: Blunt • Point of Balance: 7" • Blade Steel: 1566 high-carbon steel • Thickness at Guard: .20 • Point of Balance: 4" below guard • Pommel: Peened • Scabbard: Glass-filled Resin
Specs may vary slightly from piece to piece.
Includes a wood-look scabbard with steel accents and hanging rings. The scabbard is fabricated in glass-filled resin, to eliminate swelling and to minimize blade corrosion problems, with belt rings that adjust to allow vertical or horizontal carry. The wood-grain finish is attractive, but most re-enactors will decorate the scabbard to match their persona. The SH2047 Practical Viking sword is based on the Hanwei SH1010 Godfred sword, whose design originated in 9th century Scandinavia. The lobate pommel and down-turned guard are typical of Viking swords of the period, as is the broad blade with its deep, full-length fullers. Read more on Re-enactment & Stage Combat Swords