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This Viking sword is based on the original found in the grave of the Viking king Godfred (Gudfred of Gudrød). He reigned around 810 AD over Haithabu and Jutland.

This reconstruction is 94 cm long, with a blade of 79,5 cm long and max. 4,3 cm wide. The blade has a Rockwell hardness of 48-50 HRC. The grip is covered with brown leather and the sword has two guards and a pommel, which is nailed to the upper guard. The lobes of the pommel are separated by iron wire, this technique was used often with such pommels. The scabbard is made of wood and covered with leather.

Haithabu was a town situated on the border between Denmark and Germany. This historical city was famous for its trade with Scandinavia. It was sacked by Harald Hardrada in 1050 AD and afterwards abandoned. The town's successor, Schleswig, kept an important position in the Northern European trade networks until 1200. Because of its history and its many Viking findings, Haithabu is a place of high archaeological importance.

Product details:

Length: 94 cm;
Blade length: 79.5 cm;
Grip length: 14.5 cm;
Blade width at guard: 4.3 cm;
Weight: 1100 g;
Steel type: EN45 spring steel, hardness 48-50 HRC;
Edge: Semi-sharp;
Tang construction: Full tang construction;
Pommel: Screwed;
Grip wrapping: Wood, Leather;
Based on a historic original: Yes;
Transport weight (in gram): 3000 *

Maintenance&care
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 injury.

This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.

We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Click here for more information on the European arms acts.

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