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Damascus Viking Sword

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Damascus Viking SwordDamascus Viking Sword

Overall Length: 36"

Blade Length: 31-3/8"

Blade Width: 1-3/4"

Blade Thickness: 3/16"

Weight: 2 lbs

Grip Length:

Point of Balance:

Steel: 512 Layer Damascus

Edge: Unsharpened

Sharpening: Available

Engraving: Available

Circa 850
Often overlooked by modern sword lovers is the tremendous amount of stress placed on a sword blade during battle. Early Viking swords were forged from layers of iron interwoven with strands of steel to produce a very tough sword. Although iron was a tougher material than bronze, it would frequently bend. Damascus, or pattern welded steel, was used to make the blade strong enough to withstand the rigors of combat.

Excavations of a number of circa 850-900 Viking swords turned up this lovely Damascus specimen in Finland. It has the lobed pommel loved by the Norsemen, but the cross guard contrasts slightly with the typical downcurved versions. The early style blade is well-suited to the quick, slashing blows of the Viking warrior. Our version is made by Windlass Steelcrafts® of high carbon Damascus steel. Blade is polished with the fuller etched to show the Damascus construction of the blade. Pommel and cross guard are steel. Grip is leather wrapped wood. Scabbard is wood covered in leather with steel mounts. This is a true fighting sword, and one that any Viking would be proud to carry in battle. Can be seen in Records Of The Medieval Sword on pg. 83 by Ewart Oakeshott. Can be sharpened for additional fee.
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Customer Reviews

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Absolutely beautiful and exactly as I ordered! Thanks!
Reviewed by Gary  B
7/25/2016 12:19:32 AM
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The sword is beautiful and well made, but the hilt is too short. I have large hands, and they just fit in between the pommel and quillons, but when I swing the sword the upcurve on the pommel cuts into my hand. Unfortunately, it will make a very nice wall hanger.
Reviewed by Jim  B
2/28/2012 12:00:00 AM
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A very nice sword that is slightly more blade heavy than later swords; in this is authenticity with the time period. I'm not all that happy with the faux banding wraps on the scabbard, but in all, a good sword if you know the correct form of grip. Authenticity would dictate that the fuller area be polished like the balance of the blade. As per Oakshot, you wouldn't be able to see the "pattern" unless you breathed on it. Joe Brown
Reviewed by Judge Joe  B
12/27/2008 12:00:00 AM
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Very light and fast sword, but still tough and just plain beutiful with the etchings in the center of the blade.
Reviewed by Joseph  M
12/24/2008 12:00:00 AM