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Viking Broadsword & Scabbard

Product Code: S5731M
Brand: John Barnett
£87.00
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These swords are meticulously hand crafted.  The tangs are actual full tangs, not the typical rat tail that are found in most decorative swords. The high quality blades are hand forged using EN45 spring steel to make the blade non brittle and give it a spring like quality that will not warp. 

The tang on this sword runs the full width of the handle and is peened riveted at the top of the pommel, and the bone handle is held with 4 rivets. Comes with a leather covered hardwood scabbard.

This Viking Broadsword design is from the 900 Era. Crafted in much the same way as swords were made centuries ago, except that the blades are now forged from high-carbon spring steel, a resource unavailable off-the-shelf to the smiths of the old. The blade has a light polished finish which is closely replicating what the swordsmith was able to achieve. Fittings are polished steel and all of these swords have leather-covered hardwood scabbards. These swords will appeal to the re-enactor who wants a sword with the same appearance as the originals.

Key Features:

Hand Crafted
High Quality Construction
Historically accurate
EN45 Spring Steel

Specifications:

Overall Length. 91cm
Blade Length. 74.5cm
Blade Width At Widest. 4.7cm
Grip Length. 9.5cm
Weight. 1.7kg
Weight In Scabbard. 2.1kg

The Viking Broadsword
The Vikings prized their swords above all other things. Typical Viking swords had fine blades, long, slightly tapering and double-edged - usually with a fuller running down the length. Sword hilts ranged from plain and robust to highly decorated and artistic.
Blood thirsty names were given to swords such as "fotbitr-leg biter" or "gramr-fierce", each warrior carrying a named, personalised blade which illustrated the close link that they had with their swords and indeed for the Viking warrior to die in battle with a sword in his hand was his greatest wish and guaranteed a place in the halls of Valhalla.
Many fine examples of Viking swords have been recovered either from river beds, Viking graves and some have even been discovered inside small stone cists on their own, perhaps the sword itself being considered important enough to merit its own funeral. Certain recovered swords have been judged well enough preserved to be used in combat today such is their condition a fine tribute to the skill and dedication of the smith who made the sword all those centuries ago

This sword comes with a dull edge, but can be sharpened in our workshops for £20.
We hand sharpen all our swords to ensure the temper of the blade is not compromised and use a course stone to achieve the angle and a fine stone to finish the cutting edge.

To mantain and keep your sword blade sharp we recommend you use the puck sharpener after evey use.
 
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