11th CENTURY VIKING SWORDAH6952F DEEPEEKA The workmanship and storied legend of the Viking sword made it the likely weapon of champions and heroes in a world of tumult and toil. Even today, that awe of mysticism is preserved in these dark age blades that recall the epic tales and sagas of those that used them. This Deepeeka 11th Century Viking Sword is made of high carbon steel. The cross guard and pommel are of steel and the grip is tightly wrapped in form-fitting brown leather. The wood-core scabbard is likewise covered in tightened leather and has two antiqued buckles to affix the scabbard to a sword belt. This Viking Sword measures over 37 inches long and is hand forged and crafted by artisans Deepeeka. The blade comes factory dull to allow for personal sharpening preferences depending on intended usage. Deepeeka is world renown for their skills and dedication to building fine historic weapons and armour reproductions. Read more on Functional Battle Ready Swords
• Overall length: 37-3/4" • Blade length: 30-5/8" • Grip Length: 4-5/8" • Weight: 3 lb 3.4 oz • Edge: Blunt • Point of Balance: 6" • Blade Steel: EN45 high-carbon steel • Thickness: 4.7 mm - 4.1 mm • Width: 49.6 mm • Pommel: Peened
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The sword has always been a highly personalized weapons, but perhaps never more so than the Viking Age. A great sword was a spectacular investment in money and materials - treasured heirlooms, good blades were passed from father to son. Many swords were given names and ‘’personalities’’ - such as “Leg Biter” “Life-Taker” and “Byrnie-Biter”. Masterly crafted swords were so superior to more crudely constructed blades that it was easy to believe that the typically secretive smith who made them had imbued his work with magic, making it quick of draw, fast to strike and holding a keener edge. The success a excellent weapon brought a skilled warrior brought life into the legends they wove around their named blades.