Finnish viking sword - damascus steel

Reproduction of a sword excavated in Finland, circa 850-900 CE. This sword has a typical viking lobed pommel and an unusual downcurved guard. The straight edged high carbon damascus steel blade is well-suited to quick slashing blows. The blade is polished and the fuller is etched with a light acid to bring out the damascus pattern. The pommel and guard are steel. The ribbed (for your pleasure!) grip is leather wrapped wood, and the matching scabbard is wood covered in leather with steel fittings. This true fighting sword can be seen in Ewart Oakeshott's Records Of The Medieval Sword (pg. 83).

length: 35 3/4"
blade: 30 1/4"
blade width: 1 7/8" at base
blade width: 1 5/16" at 2" from tip
blade thickness: 3/16"
grip and pommel: 5"
guard: 4 1/4"
balance point: 7 1/2"
weight (sword): 1 lb 15.2 oz
weight (sword and scabbard): 2 lb 14.0 oz

Price: $450

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