They are designed to withstand rugged use while providing the level of safety required by many of today's re-enactment societies. The blades are crafted from 1065 high-carbon steel, hardened to 50HRC, which restricts edge-notching to acceptable levels while providing resilience and protection against brittleness. They feature 1/16 wide edges and rounded tips for safety. The tangs are also substantial, with radiused corners at the blade shoulders and no welds.
The end of the tang is riveted over the pommel, which both eliminates any possibility of inadvertent disassembly. The hardwood grips are leather-covered. The scabbards are fabricated in glass-filled resin to eliminate swelling and to minimize blade corrosion problems, with belt rings that adjust to allow vertical or diagonal carry. The wood-grain finish is attractive, though some re-enactors decorate the scabbard to match their persona.
The Practical Viking sword is based on our Godfred sword, whose design originated in 9th century Scandinavia. The lobate pommel and down-turned guard are typical of Viking swords of the period, as is the broad blade with its deep, full-length fullers. The sword is well-balanced and, with a weight slightly over 2 lbs, it is very quick.
Weight: 2 lbs, 13 ozs. The blade is forged from.
And is tempered to about 50 HRC, providing a long lasting sword that will take a lot of punishment. Designed by Paul Chen and made by Hanwei Forge. Based on length, shape and fullered blade I'd classify this as an Oakshott Type X but with Godfred triple lobed pommel and forward curved. Common in the late Viking age, remaining in use up to the 13th century.It features a broad and flat blade with an average length of 80 centimeters (2.6 ft) with a very wide and shallow fuller running almost the entire length of the blade but fading out just before the point, which is typically rounded. The grip has the same average length as earlier Viking swords of about 9 centimetres (3.5 in). The tang is usually very flat and broad, and tapers sharply towards the pommel. The cross or cross-guard is of square section, about 18-20 centimeters (7.1-7.9 in), tapering towards the tips. The type X is narrower and longer than the typical Viking sword, representing a transitional type to the knightly sword of the Middle Ages. Comments: I'm a collector and a weekend warrior, active in my local HEMA group and Renaissance Fair. I only list what I own and can personally recommend. Any questions please ask, I'm happy to help. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Swords & Sabers\European & Mediterranean\Medieval". The seller is "a_sharper_image" and is located in this country: US.
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