Viking sword from Langeid, 11th century, incl. scabbard.
This reconstruction was made after a grave find. This is the Viking burial site in Langeid (Norway) from grave No. 8. The remarkably well preserved find made of iron, gold and silver from the 11th century can be admired today in the Cultural History Museum in Oslo.
The original has decorations in the form of spirals, runes, Latin letters and crosses in the hand guard and pommel and is therefore truly unique.
The reproduction has a double-edged blade made of spring steel (EN45), with a wide and long groove. The edges are not sharpened and the continuous blade tang is screwed and riveted to the pommel. The quillons and pommel were made of cast brass to replicate as faithfully as possible the detailed motifs and patterns found on the original. the handle section with wooden core is tightly wrapped with brass wire.
The wooden/leather scabbard with wooden belt pull-through (suitable for max. 5 cm wide belt) and brass fittings is included.
This sword is a deco item and not suitable for show Fighting
Details Viking sword Haithabu:
- Material: blade made of spring steel EN45 (carbon steel, not stainless), guard and pommel made of brass (partially tinned), wooden grip with brass wire winding.
- overall length: ca. 96 cm
- blade length: ca. 78 cm
- Blade thickness: approx. 4 mm (cutting edges approx. 1 mm)
- Handle length: approx. 18 cm (handle section approx. 10 cm)
- Max. Blade width: approx. 4.7 cm
- Center of gravity: approx. 17 cm in front of the guard
- Incl. wooden scabbard with genuine leather cover and brass fittings
- Weight without scabbard: ca. 1,3 kg
- weight with scabbard: approx. 1,75 kg