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8th century Viking sword

The seminal work on Viking sword typology, The Norwegian Viking Swords by Jan Petersen (1919), calls this a Transitional Type A sword. Ewart Oakeshott's Medieval sword typology expands upon Petersen, and show that this sword has a Type X blade. This beautiful sword has a highly polished and extremely sharp blade with a broad fuller, a hardwood grip and polished solid steel pommel and cross guard. The blade has a full tang that is peened over the end of the pommel. A wood scabbard wrapped in leather with steel accents is included. Remember, folks - Viking is not a noun, it's a verb (and a way of life!)

length: 37 1/2"
blade: 30 1/2"
blade width: 2" at base
grip and pommel: 6 3/8"
guard: 3 1/2"
weight (sword): 2 lb 13.0 oz
weight (sword & scabbard): 3 lb 11.5 oz

Price: $280

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