The beauty of the blade is matched by the grip and scabbard, both of which are wrapped in top-grain leather, engraved in a classic Viking motif. Overall: 30-1/4" Blade Length: 24-1/4" Handle Length: 5 3/4" Weight: 2 lbs, 7.6 ozs Point of Balance: 1-3/4". Sharp (moderately sharp, decent edge for working sword cutting, thrusting, slashing, chopping). Leather over wood core scabbard with metal fittings.
Carved detail in handle and scabbard. Comments : Historically accurate and symbolic of the Viking spirit that conquered large parts of Europe in the 8th, 9th, and 10th centuries. I'm a collector and a weekend warrior, active in my local HEMA group and Renaissance Fairs so I get a lot of first-hand feedback and the Trondheim has excellent reviews.
Any questions just ask, I'm happy to help. Petersen Type D Viking sword. Often richly decorated, some with inscription on the blade.Purportedly made by master blacksmiths. Pattern Welding had been in use since the 2nd and 3rd century AD, and Vikings commonly used it for decoration as well as structural integrity. The technique involves folding and forging alternating layers of steel into rods, then twisting the steel to form complex patterns when forged to improve the performance of sword blades. By the 6th and 7th centuries, pattern welding had reached a level where thin layers of patterned steel were being overlaid onto a soft iron core, making the swords far better as the iron gave them a flexible and springy core that would take any shock from sword blows to stop the blade bending or snapping.