This beautiful decorative sword is a replica of a well-preserved sword excavated in the Viking city of Haithabu. The sword dates from the ninth century and was probably owned by a Danish noble or rich Viking warrior. The original is now exhibited in the Hedeby Viking Museum. The sword has a luxurious cross-guard and pommel made of brass, the guard is short and has figurative decorations. The five-lobed pommel is also richly decorated with knot motifs and other early medieval decorative patterns. The wooden core grip and the scabbard are both made of beautiful red-brown leather. The scabbard is also extensively decorated with a brass scabbard chape, a fitting at the beginning of the scabbard and a brass belt loop. These decorations are executed in Viking art motifs typical of the ninth century._x000D_
Material: EN45 spring steel (blade), brass (guard and pommel, fittings), leather & wood (scabbard and grip).
Edge: blunt edge (4 mm), semi-sharp tip (1 mm)
For decorative use only
Length: approx. 90 cm
Blade length: approx. 74 cm
Max. blade width: 5 cm
Point of balance: approx. 12 cm below the cross-guard.
Delivery including scabbard with belt loop (max. belt width 6 cm)
Based on a historical original
Transport weight (gram): 3000 *
We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Click here for more information on the European arms acts.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece._x000D_ _x000D_
Prevent rust and corrosion by oiling your weapons regularly. Remove rust easily with black sandpaper. Remove burrs with a whetstone. Make sure you have removed all burrs before using a battle-ready weapon, as they can cause wounds.
Tip: How to adjust the finish of your armour and weaponry
Luxurious (polished)- polish the steel with metal polish or toothpaste. You can even give the item a mirror-like polish. Test on a small surface first!
Handmade (matte)- soak the steel in cola for 40 minutes to 20 hours. Check regularly and treat with black sandpaper.
Antique (patinated) leave the steel to rust for some time in a damp environment, preferably outside. Remove the red layer of rust, to reveal the corroded top layer.
Please note. After finishing the product yourself, the warranty and return right expire. Celtic WebMerchant is not responsible for the obtained result."