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VIKING SWORD

VIKING SWORD

SKU# 88VS
    Your Price $459.99
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    VIKING SWORD

    Specifications:
    Blade Length: 30 1/4"
    Overall Length: 36 7/8"
    Steel: 1055 Carbon
    Weight: 37.1 oz
    Handle: 6 5/8" Leather Wrapped Handle
    Scabbard: Leather / Wood Scabbard w/ Steel Fittings

    The typical Viking sword of the 9th and 10th centuries featured a long wide blade with a broad central fuller and two keen edges. The preferred stroke was a hard slash or chopping blow, so the point was fairly rounded but was just acute enough to be useful for thrusting. A simple guard with forward curving quillons was often utilized and combined with an equally utilitarian wooden handle that was covered with leather, bone, or even cast in brass.

    What really made the Viking Sword so distinctively recognizable from its contemporaries was its heavy 5 lobed pommel used to balance the long blade.

    Our sword has features in common with its historical counterpart. It has a double edged blade, hand forged out of high carbon steel and then polished to a brilliant lustre. The wooden handle is covered in leather and is supported by a simple, elegant guard at one end and an equally handsome 5 lobed pommel at the other. Both guard and pommel feature traditional Celtic knot embellishments.

    To house the keen double edge blade each of our swords is supplied with a wood scabbard covered in black leather and reinforced with a highly polished steel chape and throat.


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    I have one of these beautiful swords and it feels just right as an original in the hand. With the balance weight forward it is capable of awesome cutting blows and is still good to handle at the same time. The only let down and it is one which undermines the many good aspects of this modern reproduction, is that the pommel is held on by a welded on screw thread tang. Typical of the American knife making tradition. Totally unacceptable for swords and is likely to break with any real use. Other than that, a superb sword!
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    A true Viking design sword is supposed to be bendable - that's why it's flexing as you hit.
    A twohand "Viking sword" would be mistake - half of Viking sword fighting is the shield, how would you hold that then? ;-)

    This looks real good, not perfect - I'd personally prefer one without the silly decorations, in this case extremely simple would be better - but I'll get one anyway!
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    I'd like to attend the next cold steel BBQ. Something tells me they won't run out of meat.
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    Beautiful sword, and the swing feels just about right for my arm.

    My only qualm with this is in regards to using a Celtic knot on a Viking sword. The two are similar, but not the same. Otherwise, this piece is fairly historically accurate, and makes for a great blade.
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    have owned the Viking Sword for a long time now the thing i do not like is the blade vibrates and wiggels ALOT! when you take a good swing would like to find a sword that is stiff enough it dose not vibrate up mu wrist to my elbow ever chop i take other then that i like it i still use it a lot anyway I am a Big Cold Steel FAN!!
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