This sword is a replica of a 10th century Viking/Saxon sword found in the River Witham at Monks Abbey, England. Nowadays it is part of the collection of the British Museum in London. Swords like this were typical for the 10th and 11th century. Swords that were used around this period had a lighter weight and a tapering blade.
The most striking part of this sword is the grip: both cross-guards and the pommel are inlaid with copper checked motives. They were originally painted just like this replica. The edges between the lobes of the pommel and the 2nd cross-guard are covered with braided steel wire, just like many other Viking swords.
The sword has a type 4 blade with a wide deep fuller. One side of the fuller has an engraving of the logo ofï +LEUTRIT (with a turned T), the other side has a styled S (mirrored). Leutrit was a well-known Frankish smith of whom several swords are excavated in Northern Europe.
The sword has a length of approx. 91,5 cm, just like the original, and has a blade of approx. 77,9 cm. The cross-guard has a length of 11,8 cm and the grip is 8,8 cm. The sword weighs approx. 1,5 kg which is slightly heavier than its predecessors. On the other hand the sword is better balanced with the point of balance situated 12 cm below the lowest cross-guard.
This sword is a Petersen type L (Wheeler type VI).This sword is custom made.
Length: 91.5 cm;
Blade length: 77.5 cm;
Grip length: 12 cm;
Weight: 1458 g;
Balance point from guard: 12 cm;
Steel type: Spring steel (DIN 54SiCr6) 53 HRC;
Edge: Blunt (3 mm battle-ready)/semi-scherp/scherp;
Tang construction: Full tang construction;
Grip wrapping: Wood;
Based on a historic original: Yes;
Transport weight (in gram): 3000 *
Suitable for re-enactment and martial arts. The blade is handmade and tempered, using traditional forging techniques. The razor sharp version is suitable for cutting tests. When using the sharpening service, the return right and warranty expires. The extra delivery time is approx. 2 weeks.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Click here for more information on the European arms acts.
This product has a two year warranty. Click here for more information.
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