VIKING HERSIR SWORDAH6967F DEEPEEKA A Hersir was the title given to local Viking military commanders of a hundred (a county subdivision)men and owed allegiance to a jarl or king. Specifically designed for the abuses sustained in combat fighting and combat reenactments, this rugged Hersir Viking sword features a high-carbon steel blade with full length tang and deep fuller. The extra strong blade comes factory blunt to allow for safety in environments where blades will be hit edge to edge and make contact with hard steel armors and soft fleshy opponents. The tang is peened securely over the top of the pommel for greater strength and durability needed for hard contact. The hilt fittings are of steel and the pommel has a decorative twisted metal wire inlaid into its form. The grip is tightly wrapped in brown leather cord creating both striking functionality and visual appeal. Includes a wood-core scabbard covered in brown leather with an integrated wooden suspension loop and steel chape. Read more on Functional Battle Ready Swords
• Overall length: 37" • Blade length: 30-1/2" • Grip Length: 4-1/4" • Weight: 3 lb 9 oz • Edge: Blunt • Point of Balance: 5-1/4" • Blade Steel: EN45 high-carbon steel • Thickness: 4.6 mm - 4.4 mm • Width: 58.2 mm • Pommel: Peened
Specs may vary slightly from piece to piece.
The main weapon of the Hersirs was the Viking sword. This sword is clearly distinguished by its “Type H” hilt. It was the most prominent type of hilt during the Viking Age. The material of the hilt ranged, depending on the wealth of the owner, from polished steel and with decorative wire inlays of silver, copper, and/or tin. The pommel and upper guard of the sword are formed in two separate parts, then bolted together with a twisted sterling silver wire between the pommel and upper guard. The blade is classified as a Geibig Type 3, which is defined by a moderate taper in width and a fuller taper in width towards the point. The type can be dated to the period between second half of the 8th century to the second half of the 10th century. The sword is designed to symbolize power and authority, as well as cool level-headedness.