This beautiful decorative sword is an asset for early medieval sword enthusiasts! This replica is based on an original swordhilt from the seventh century found in the Sutton Hoo ship-burial. The most famous finds from this burial site are the buckle and the Sutton Hoo helmet, but many other beautiful objects have been excavated here that offer us insight into the world of the noble Anglo-Saxons. According to some archaeologists, this was the resting place of King Raedwald of East Anglia and the objects were meant for use in the hereafter. The blade of the original sword has been lost, therefore this replica has a common type of early medieval blade with a long broad fuller. Just like the original, the grip is made of different parts that are riveted together. The grip consists of a wooden core that is wrapped with high quality brown leather and is decorated with brass fittings. The fittings are decorated with spiral-shaped early medieval art motifs. The pommel and guard consist of wooden discs, with a brass disc on either side. The pommel is made in typical early medieval style with red enamel in cloisonné (small brass compartments into which the molten glass is poured). The sword is delivered including a brown leather scabbard with wooden core, decorated with brass fittings and it has a belt loop so that you can hang it on your belt.
Material: EN45 spring steel, leather, brass, glass, wood
Length: approx. 89 cm
Blade length: approx. 74 cm
Edge: 1 mm semi-sharp (only suitable for decorative use)
Grip length: approx. 11 cm
Max. blade width: approx. 5 cm
Point of balance: approx. 17 cm below cross-guard
Incl. brown leather scabbard with wooden core
Weight: approx. 1,2 kg (1,6 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.
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.
Packaged with 100% recycled material
When packaging this item, we exclusively use 100% recycled plastic and recycled paper/cardboard from FSC certified forests. We reuse a large part of the material directly without the intervention of a recycling process.
Recycle the material by separating your waste:
1. Cardboard: separate or reuse your paper.
2. Plastic cushions, clothing bags and plastic tape: separate or reuse your plastic. If possible, pierce the cushions with a volume reduction needle.
3. Paper packaging for jewelry and small items: these have a plastic inner layer. Remove these, then separate your paper and plastic.