This beautiful decorative sword is an asset for lovers of early medieval swords! The sword is an exact replica of an original from the 8th century that was excavated at Fetter Lane in London. In 1893 it was donated to the British Museum, where it is still on display for everyone to admire. The original grip is made of gold-plated silver and has remained very intact. Because of the expensive precious metal and the craftsmanship that was involved in the manufacture of this sword, archaeologists suspect that it was owned by an elite warrior or nobleman. The blade of the original has not been preserved, so for this replica a frequently occurring type of early medieval blade with a wide fuller was chosen. The grip of the replica is made of tinned bronze, this approaches the appearance of the silver original but the price remains lower. Just like the original, the grip is made from various parts that are riveted together. The grip and pommel are decorated with beautiful early medieval organic motifs. The sword is delivered including a brown leather scabbard with tinned bronze fittings and a belt loop so you can hang it on your belt._x000D_
Material: EN45 spring steel, leather, tinned bronze, wood
Length: approx. 94 cm
Blade length: approx. 79 cm
Edge: 1 mm semi-sharp (only suitable for decorative use)
Grip length: 8,5 cm
Max. blade width: approx. 4,5 cm
Point of balance: approx. 12 cm below cross-guard
Incl. brown leather scabbard with wooden core
Weight: approx. 1,6 kg (2 kg with scabbard)
Based on a historical original
Transport weight (gram): 2000 *
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.
Maintenance & care
Just as with weaponry, you can care for your shoes and leatherware by applying a little Ballistol after cleaning. This prevents the leather from drying out.