Here are new products in the works from the smiths at Windlass Steelcrafts. They will be arriving soon, but you can order now and reserve one. You will be one of the first to own one of these battle-ready historical replicas.
This large axe was designed solely for battle during the latter part of the Viking Age. Remenants were found in a grave in Norway in 2011, and Windlass Steelcrafts has reproduced it with a high carbon steel blade that's battle capable like the original.
We've designed this classic Viking sword as a tribute to Baldur, son of Odin and Frigg. The leather grip is laser engraved with three runes that we feel most befit the Norse God: Courage, Protection, and Strength. The 1065 high carbon steel blade is etched with runes that roughly can be translated as "Baldur", and arrives sharpened from the factory. The leather sheath has an integral belt. The sheath is covered with a layer of black suede and adorned with lace. The throat and chape bear a Viking symbol for the sun, as Baldur was known as a shining light to all who knew him.
We replicated this sword years ago (decades ago, actually!) after photographing the original at an auction and being awed by its graceful design. We delightfully bring it back, but this time with a gorgeous new scabbard and belt that befit its lovely air of elegance. The high carbon steel blade employs the high center ridge of the original that enables cutting and thrusting with equal efficiency. The pommel and guard are beautifully finished brass, a subtle design counterpoint to the camel bone grip. The reddish-brown scabbard and belt are constructed of thick leather with brass fittings, for a sumptuous method of sword wear.
Top Customer Reviews
Review of: Guinegate Sword
I bought this sword from your first run..... It is absolutely beautiful. The prettiest sword of my entire collection.... I am now drooling over the new scabbard and hoping that you might offer the scabbard as a stand alone item to owners of the original run of this wonderful blade. Any chances....!?
Reviewed by: Chris, July 16, 2021
Review of: Guinegate Sword
I bought this sword the first time MR created it. I have been giving talks in schools for over 40 years about the "Dark Ages" and have used MR swords. This sword has always been a great hit with my students, it has a great look, the feel is like an extension of the arm not a dead weight hanging out there. The students love the look of the hilt and the ridge down the center for armor piercing. When I pull out my book on the Wallace Collection and show them almost identical sword, they know it isn't some "Hollywood sword" but it is like the "real thing". That is what I have expected from MR from the days of Hank R. to today. I know who ever buys this sword will enjoy having in their collection as I do.
Reviewed by: , February 11, 2021