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 that they are the predecessors of the later knight swords and they were bought 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, probably for a better speed. A lot of Viking swords were decorated with inscriptions or images.
The original of this replica is found in South Sweden and is now part of the collection of the Statens Museum in Stockholm. The pommel, the cross-guard and a part of the blade are richly decorated. The grip has irregular ribs for a good grip and is partly finished with silver. The blade is made of hardened 420 carbon steel, with 0,4 to 0,5% carbon steel, 12 to 14% chrome and a Rockwell Scale Hardness of HRC 54. The length of the sword is 95 cm.
This sword is a Petersen type Z.
Length: 97 cm;
Blade length: 78 cm;
Grip length: 19 cm;
Blade width at guard: 5 cm;
Weight: 2100 g;
Steel type: Stainless steel;
Tang construction: full tang construction ;
Grip wrapping: Brass, Steel wire;
Based on a historic original: Yes;
Transport weight (in gram): 3000 *
This item is semi-sharp and designed for decorative purposes. It can be made razor sharp at a surcharge. When using the sharpening service, the return right and warranty expires. The extra delivery time is approx. 2 weeks.
The blade of this sword can be blunted (2,5-3 mm) at a surcharge of â‚¬70,00. Please note: although the thickness will be the same as a battle-ready sword, the return right and warranty expires when using the blunting service. Please contact us if you wish to use the blunting service, or make a note at the last step of your shiopping cart. 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.
Tip: How to adjust the finish of your armour and weaponry
Luxurious (polished)- polish the steel with metal polish or toothpaste. You can even give the item a mirror-like polish. Test on a small surface first!
Handmade (matte)- soak the steel in cola for 40 minutes to 20 hours. Check regularly and treat with black sandpaper.
Antique (patinated) leave the steel to rust for some time in a damp environment, preferably outside. Remove the red layer of rust, to reveal the corroded top layer.
Please note. After finishing the product yourself, the warranty and return right expire. Celtic WebMerchant is not responsible for the obtained result.