11th Century Viking Sword
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Darksword 1335 - 11th Century Viking Sword

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Viking swords, like the Vikings themselves, have reputations for being brutal and utilitarian devices, simplistic hacking weapons with little in the way of grace or beauty. This view has been perpetuated pop culture. For those who study Viking history and culture, though, they know that is simply not the case. Many Viking weapons that have remained for us to examine were not only functional but beautifully decorated. One such example is this sword, based on a find in Finland that dates back to the 11th Century. 

The long blade has a deep, wide fuller common among swords of this type, and which is an attractive offset to the intricate hilt design.

While the edge comes with a narrow 1.4mm edge so you can actually use it in blade on blade contact (CAREFULLY and RESPONSIBLY of course – please see our section on sword training and fighting on the main site for info) – the blade is more than strong enough that you can sharpen it up yourself if you want to use them for test cutting practice.

The hilt itself is extremely attractive and authentic, with solid bronze fittings and genuine leather wrap handle.

This 11TH c. Viking sword has a type AE pommel and guard according to Petersen's viking sword typology. This very unique style is accented by the knotwork commonly seen in Viking art from the same period. Visible in the scrolling design on the hilt are two dragons, which resemble the dragon-prowed ships the vikings would sail off on raids. The pommel also shows the image of the dragon in the intertwining loops.

This is a beautiful sword! DSA continues to try and raise the bar with this latest Viking sword. The stunning bronze fittings promise to make this sword a conversation piece while it hangs on the wall – and the solid construction promises to make it a functional sword as well.

At 2lbs 3oz, this Viking sword is not only attractive but one of DSA’s lighter swords, in keeping with their efforts to bring down the weight and increase the quality of their newer productions.

How to Use

Designed for heavy steel on steel contact, Renaissance fairs, theatrical use and (careful) sparring. Tips are sharp but blade itself is unsharpened by default.
Blade Length: 30 Handle Length: 6 Weight: 2lbs 3oz

Materials and Construction

5160 Spring Steel Blade, Dual Tempered with an edge HRC of 60 and core HRC of 50. Solid Bronze Fittings. Wood core leather wrapped handle and scabbard. Upgraded scabbard option features wearable belt and scabbard suspension system.
FREE SHIPPING to the USA and Canada from Manufacturers warehouse in Quebec, Canada. Shipping time (between ordering and shipping from the warehouse) is usually within a week. We apologize for the inconvenience, but due to the extreme shipping costs Darksword Armory swords can no longer be shipped to non USA or Canadian addresses.

Warranty Info

Each sword is guaranteed to be as described and 100% genuine product. Each sword is also covered by in full by the Manufacturers Warranty PLUS our extended LIFETIME Warranty against blade breakage. Click here for detailed warranty information

Return Policy

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