This sword is a replica of an Oakeshott type XII sword excavated in a stone tomb in Korsoygaden, Norway, although the sword dates from the 11th-13th century AD. Swords like this were developed from the Viking swords and they were used between the 11th and 14th century in Scandinavia, Ireland and on the British isles. A similar sword is the Cawood sword which was excavated in Yorkshire.
These swords are frequently depicted on the tombs on the Scottish west coast because the galloglass and Gaelic aristocracy used swords like this.
Perhaps the most striking feature of this sword is its grip with a Rune inscription. The Runes possibly date from the 13th century, which shows that Runes were used until the Middle Ages. It is very remarkable that this sword was found as a burial gift: these were not common in Scandinavia.
The lowest ring of the grip shows a leave motif which is typical for the 11th-13th century.
This sword has a length of 102 cm, with a blade of 88 cm. It weighs 1,4 kg (approx. 1600 grams in the blunt version) and its point of balance is situated approx. 14 cm below the cross-guard. The weight is the same as the original sword.
Length: 102.5 cm;
Blade length: 88 cm;
Grip length: 15.8 cm;
Weight: 1520 g;
Balance point from guard: 14 cm;
Steel type: Spring steel (DIN 54SiCr6) 53 HRC;
Edge: Blunt (3 mm battle-ready)/semi-sharp/sharp;
Tang construction: Full tang construction;
Grip wrapping: Wood,Brass;
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.
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This product has a two year warranty. Click here for more information.