NORWEGIAN VIKING SWORD AH6968R DEEPEEKA This sword is characteristic of the swords used by Vikings in the latter part of the ‘’Viking Age’’ in the 11th Century. The wide blade and ‘’tea cosy’’ pommel are typical of Viking swords found in areas colonized by Vikings in northern France and Germany. The Bayeax Tapestry depicts a sword with a pommel identical to this one being worn by William the Conqueror, the famous Norman whose ancestors were Viking colonists. These swords, with wide, fullered blades, could chop and slice with great power, whilst retaining flex and durability for the clash of blades and the accidental strike against a stout shield.
This Norwegian Viking Sword, by Deepeeka, has an unsharpened blade of high carbon steel. The crossguard and pommel are of steel and the grip is wrapped with spiralled brown leather. It comes with a wood-core scabbard with wooden suspension loop and steel chape. Read more on Functional Battle Ready Swords
• Overall length: 35-1/4" • Blade length: 29-1/8" • Grip Length: 4-3/8" • Weight: 2 lb 8.1 oz • Edge: Factory dull • Point of Balance: 5-1/4" • Blade Steel: EN45 high-carbon steel • Thickness: 4.1 mm - 3.2 mm • Width: 44 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.