Windlass Viking sword River Witham

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Windlass Viking sword River Witham

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This replica is made after one of the most beautiful historical swords from the Viking era. The original sword is part of the collection of the British Museum. The sword was found in River Witham in Lincoln. It has a cross-guard and a pommel with copper alloy lozenges, the steel is silver-plated. The grip is made of wood with silver plated nails. The blade of the original has the inscription LEUTFRIT, which is presumably the Viking blacksmith who forged the sword. This sword has no name on the blade, but you can always choose to have it engraved. Like all Viking swords from this era, the sword has a wide fuller for weight reduction. Swords like this were used by Icelandic Vikings, Norwegian Vikings and the rest of the Vikings. The sword is delivered including a scabbard. The semi-sharp blade is forged and tempered from 1065 carbon steel and has a hardness of 48-52 HRC. A beautiful decorative sword for your collection of Viking swords and to wear with a Viking costume or with your reenactment gear. If you blunten the blade, it is a perfect training sword for sword fighting or re-enactment battles.

Material: 1065 tempered carbon steel
Hardness: 48-52 HRC
Pommel: peened
Edge: semi-sharp 1 mm
Length: 97,15 cm
Blade length: 78,74 cm
Blade width: 5,8 cm
Steel thickness: 4,2 mm
Point of balance: 17 cm under cross-guard
Weight: 1,13 kg
Including scabbard
Transport weight (gram): 1500 *

We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Click here for more information on the European arms acts.

This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.

Prevent rust and corrosion by oiling your weapons regularly. Remove rust easily with black sandpaper. Remove burrs with a whetstone. Make sure you have removed all burrs before using a battle-ready weapon, as they can cause wounds.

Maintenance & care
Just as with weaponry, you can care for your shoes and leatherware by applying a little Ballistol after cleaning. This prevents the leather from drying out.

Sharpening service

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.

Blunting service

The blade of this sword can be blunted (2,5-3 mm) at a surcharge. 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.

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."

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