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Viking swords were derived from the German types of spathae, swords from the Iron Age. They were quite long, had a solid protection and a strong blade. It is presumed he original of this Viking sword had a double cutting edge. Presumably it was derived from the Celtic and Roman cavalry swords. The sword would not only have served as a sword for battle, but also to directly reveal the status of the wearer. When the Roman Empire collapsed the Germanic and Frankish aristocracy adopted the designs of the Iron Age sword the spatha. Swords were decorated less and the cross-guard became wider. However the pommel continued to be decorated, swords around this period were not made for balance and that offered the artist the possibility to apply various decorations on the pommel.Details:
- Total length: approx. 94.5 cm
- Blade length: approx. 76 cm
- Blade width at the guard: approx. 4.9 cm
- Blade width at the tip: approx. 25 mm
- Cutting edge: approx. 2.5 mm
- Weight: approx. 1250 g
- Blade material: EN45 spring steel
- Point of balance: approx. 14 cm from the guard
- Rockwell hardness: approx. 50 HRC
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