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Fafnir Forge 10th Century Viking Sword - FF001

Fafnir Forge 10th Century Viking Sword
 

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Overall Length: 37'' Blade: 30 15/16''
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Blade: 1074 High Carbon Steel
Weight: 2 lb 7 oz
Edge:  Unsharpened
P.O.B.: 6''
Thickness: 4.2 mm - 3.1 mm
Width: 46.6 mm
Grip Length: 3 1/4'' (not including steel ferrules)
Pommel: Peened
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This Viking Sword has a tempered blade forged from 1074 high carbon steel; the robust blade tang is solidly mounted and peened into a hilt with a steel crossguard and pommel. The grip is wood which has been overlaid with tightly wrapped and stitched dark brown leather. The thick tang is quadrangular in form and this tang shape is substantially less likely to allow the blade to shift out of alignment with the hilt over a common round tang.

Included with the sword is a wooden scabbard which has been bound in finely stitched dark brown leather and fitted with a protective steel chape and a wooden suspension loop which is secured with thick bands of leather.

This Viking sword strikes a fine compromise between hard-hitting heft and overall balance and agility. A long blade fuller brings its weight down to less than 3 lbs and has a heft in the hand that feels capable and solid - yet the sword retains enough agility to prevent it from feeling clunky or weighty on the wrist. This point of a balance at around 6’’ ensures that the main cutting portion of the blade strikes with great and decisive cutting force, yet is not so far down the blade as to make it tip-heavy and onerous on the recovery.

Like many Viking swords of the 10th century, its gently tapered profile and more acutely tapered tip make it a capable thrusting sword as well; particularly over some (often earlier) types of Viking swords with spatulate tips. The curved guard is more comfortable to use than the straight variety and invites more manipulation of the grip and handling with the hand than the rigidly straight varieties.

The hilt of this Viking sword with its three-lobed pommel would likely be classified as a Petersen Type S with a guard which is modified with a slight curve. This change gives it an overall similarity reminiscent of the Wheeler Type VI - altogether, a hilt with these stylings is akin to many Viking swords of the 10th Century which exhibit features common to that period.
 


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