Viking sword Haithabu with scabbard, 9th century, Damascus blade
This intricately crafted Viking sword is a faithful replica of the remarkably well-preserved Haithabu grave find from the 9th century. Historians believe that this blade once belonged to a Danish nobleman or wealthy Viking warrior. You can see the original piece at the Haithabu Viking Museum. In 2018, UNESCO declared the site of this important trading center of Jutland a World Heritage Site.
This one-handed sword is a classic example of a Viking sword wielded by Norse warriors. It features traditional attributes of early medieval swords, including a short parry bar and a straight, double-edged blade with a wide gouge and a prominent raised pommel.
The blade of this replica sword has a Damascus steel blade connected to the pommel by a continuous tang, but has not been sharpened at the edges. Damascus steel is an artful fusion of soft and hard iron, resulting in a high degree of hardness. The handle with wooden core is bound with red leather, while both ends are decorated with decorative brass rings. In addition, this model has a 14 cm long and 2 cm thick parry bar and a five-lobed brass pommel, each engraved with motifs and patterns intended to be as close as possible to those of the original.
This early medieval sword comes with a red wood / leather scabbard, which is equipped with brass mouth plate, Ortband and strap pull through (max belt width 6 cm).
It is important to remember that this sword should not be used for show fighting. It serves its purpose as a collectible, decorative object or even as a prop to complete the matching costume.
Details Viking sword Haithabu with scabbard, 9th century, Damascus blade:
Material: blade made of Damascus steel (carbon steel, not stainless), parry and pommel made of brass, wooden grip with leather winding
total length: ca. 90 cm
Blade length: approx. 73 cm
Blade thickness: approx. 4 mm (cutting edges approx. 1 mm)
Handle length: approx. 17 cm (handle section approx. 11 cm)
Max. Blade width: approx. 5 cm
Center of gravity: approx. 12 cm in front of the guard
Wooden scabbard with genuine leather cover and brass fittings
Weight without scabbard: ca. 1,5 kg
Weight with scabbard: approx. 2 kg
The above specifications may vary slightly from product to product.
The steel used here is not stainless and may eventually show slight signs of corrosion. Therefore, we recommend that you take the time to care for the blade regularly - using a product such as Ballistol, a universal oil specifically designed for the care of all types of steelware.
Scope of supply: 1x Viking sword Haithabu with scabbard, 9th century, Damascus blade