Viking Sword from 9th Century -Blunt
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Description of the Product
We are glad to finally offer our line of blunt swords developed for the rigors of combat. Each blade is built to withstand heavy use by reenactors or stage performers. Each sword is forged of 51CrV4 carbon steel, and tempered to around HRC 50-52. The edges and points are thick and rounded for better nick resistance and safety. These swords are crafted using same methods as original historical pieces with riveted pommels and the stout beechwood grips are covered with leather.
This Viking sword is of the Petersen type H, or of the more simplified Wheeler type II. These types of heavy triangular pommels had already been prevalent in earlier migration period, or Merovingian swords, and these earlier Viking swords, or Carolingian swords, kept that feature. The cocked-hat pommel is the most typical of the Norwegian swords from around the 8th century up to around 950. The 800’s was the era when the Viking expeditions and raids became organized, ranging from Lindisfarne to Paris, Lisbon and Pisa.
When training with practice weapons made of steel it's important to use proper protections and maintain the condition of all items. Exercise proper safety precautions and control at all times to avoid injuries.
Originals of this swordtype can be found for example in the Musee de l’Armee in Paris and the Nationalmuseet in Copenhagen.
Made by Victor Berbekucz.
Blade 70 cm, handle 11 cm, total length 86 cm, cross guard width 10 cm, point-of-balance 11.5 cm, weight 1.1kg.
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