Viking swords were derived from the Germanic types spathae, swords from the Iron Age. They were quite long, had a solid protection and a strong blade. It is also presumed that they were the predecessors of the later knight swords and they were sold all over Europe. A Viking sword generally had a wavy pommel with three lobes, long straight edges, a wide fuller and a short grip. The sword was short, presumably for a better speed. Many Viking swords were decorated with inscriptions or images.
The original of this Viking sword had two sharp edges. It was possibly derived from the Celtic and Roman cavalry swords. The sword would not only have served as a battle sword, but also to reveal the status of the owner. When the Roman Empire collapsed, the Germanic and Frankish aristocracy took over of the Iron Age sword, the spatha. Swords were decorated less but the cross-guard became wider. However the pommel resumed to be decorated, during this era swords were not built especially for a better balance so it provided the artist with the opportunity to apply varifying decorations on the pommel.
This 10th century Viking sword is a Petersen type S, a later development of the D category. Swords like this are relatively often excavated in North and Eastern Europe.
This sword is a replica of a Scandinavian sword from the 10th century. It has a pommel typical for a Viking sword. The blade, cross-guard and pommel are made of 400 layers of Damascus steel, as a result the qualities of lighter and heavier carbon steel types are optimally used. A fuller is forged in the blade to decrease the weight of the sword and to increase its flexibility and sturdiness. The grip and metal scabbard are covered with leather, the scabbard is beaten with copper. The total length of the sword is 87 cm.
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The grip and blade consist of Damascus steel closely resembling Viking steel, this is why this sword is a representative and very handy weapon.
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