Made in the style of swords that have been discovered in the area around Trodheim, Norway, this sword dates from the early ninth century, a time when the Norwegian vikings were pillaging Britain and Ireland. The beauty of the blade is matched by the grip and scabbard, both of which are wrapped in top-grain leather, engraved in a classic viking motif. The blade, guard, tang, and pommel of this sword are one solid piece of pattern-welded steel. Let's quickly review what you just read: the blade, guard, tang, and pommel of this sword are one solid piece of pattern-welded steel. The blade, guard, tang, and pommel of this sword are one solid piece of pattern-welded steel. Yes, I know I repeated that three times. The scabbard is leather over a wood core with designs carved into the leather covering the grip and scabbard. The blade sings when you tap it, with a clear, high tone that goes on and on. Really, this is a beautiful and deadly musical instrument (and before you ask, the answer is obviously "A Sharp"). Thus endeth our review, and thus begins our proclamation that this is a totaly sweet deal on a totaly sweet custom-grade pattern-welded sword! Dude. Seriously sweet.
length: 30 3/8"
blade: 24 1/2"
blade width: 1 5/8" at base
blade width: 1 1/16" at 2" from tip
grip & pommel: 5 1/4"
grip length: 3 9/16"
balance point: 2 1/2" from guard
weight (sword): 2 lb 9.5 oz
weight (sword and scabbard): 3 lb 8.0 oz