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One Handed Peened Pommel Viking Sword - 1075 TH carbon steel blade, Wide Central Fuller
Taking a decades worth of experience with the best sword forges in Longquan (whose own sword making history dates back THOUSANDS of years) and combining it with the best practices of modern, fully functional European sword replicas - the end result is Ronin Katana's line of high quality, hand forged battle ready medieval swords - now available for immediate shipping at a price that practically any enthusiast can afford.
Each sword in this range is hand forged from top quality 1075 carbon steel, properly heat treated for strength and flexibility and sharpened so you can use them for cutting straight out of the box (or if you prefer, used to cut up the box, though be sure to take out the form fitting Styrofoam, added to protect against damage in transit). But no reason to stop there, these swords can easily cut water filled bottles of all shaped and sizes, super thick bamboo, tatami mats, you name it - they can handle it!
The swords vary in design and while not based on any particular medieval sword are historically plausible and designed to exhibit great handling and cutting dynamics rarely found at this price point.
Every model comes with a REAL black leather wrapped wooden core handle, all steel fittings for maximum durability and a PEENED pommel for extra durability. Every sword also comes with a wooden core, leather wrapped scabbard.
Simply amazing value for money and a return to affordable medieval swords where every other maker has doubled or tripled their prices means that they will sell out fast, so grab one while you can!
This particular model is a single handed Oakeshott Type X 'Viking sword' with wide central fuller, cusped style guard hilt and classic 5 lobed pommel. Ready to cut straight out of the box.
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Featured positive reviews:
Well balanced and very durable sword. I own a couple of other Viking type swords and this feels as good or better weighted than the others.
I have several Ronin Katana swords and all have performed above expectations for their price point. You would think that a $250 sword would show immediate wear if you hacked through a hardwood pallet in your warehouse.......nope. A few hairline scratches after myself and several employees went Viking Berserker for a good 20-30 minutes is signature of a well made sword.
I watched a video on youtube where the reviewer said this was a "good backyard beater" for the money. Let's break this down shall we:
1) "Backyard Beater" - hell yeah it can take a beating! Any sword worth its salt should be able to withstand sustained punishment in a lengthy battle, just like any tool in your toolbox should hold up to repeated hard use. So yeah, I'll take a "good backyard beater" that will stay together any day of the week.
2) "For the Money" - Does anyone actually get to enjoy using their $1000-2000 sword? Not often...if ever. So $250-$300 is a great price for a sword that you can battle test and enjoy. Fancy components and scroll work is nice, but it doesn't make the blade any better. A true Viking era battlefield sword would have been of simple construction and designed to perform, not look pretty.
So in conclusion, highly recommended if you want a reliable sword that you can enjoy using on a regular basis.