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Spatha Svend

The blade of the sword is made lighter by milled groove and then polished to the required shape Decorative pommels are assembled from three parts each. Two parts are made from softer brass and one from harder steel. The steel part is decorated with cutting and holes on the sides. The pommels are riveted based on historical findings. The head is then ground and polished to the required decorative shape. The handle is carefully decorated with leather straps, creating a colourful pattern. Sword is perfect for historical reenactment and scenic fencing. As usual with two years of combat guarantee.

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Out of stock. Delivery date 20-Oct at your place

545,00 €
450,41 € excl. VAT

Product No: 11526

Period: Vikings and Normans / Viking weapons

Spatha Svend

  • Overall length 890 mm
  • Blade length 717 mm
  • Handle length, inner distance between pommel and guard: 128 mm
  • Cross section of the blade at the guard: 46.6 x 4.8 mm
  • Cross section of the blade 10 cm off the point: 30 x 3.92 mm
  • Thickness of the striking edge on the photographed sword 2.2 mm
  • Length of the cross-guard 120 mm
  • Length from the pommel 90 mm
  • The balance is about 8.5 cm off the guard
  • The handle is wrapped in red and black cowhide leather to create a checkerboard pattern
  • Weight 1550 g
  • Used materials: Spring Steel 54SiCr6 suitable for blade forging, hardened to 54 - 56 RCW. The blade made from this steel is very sturdy. 

Specifications may vary slightly from piece to piece.

Spatha served as a model for the various medieval swords later in history, and it is well documented in archaeological findings from the Migration Period. Spatha was a double-edged sword, measuring 70-95 cm, with a 4-6 cm wide blade. It was an exclusively cutting weapon, which is also indicated by the fact that the blade usually had a rounded tip unsuitable for stabbing. Spatha usually had a shorter bronze or iron hilt that was finished in bone or wooden accents. The sword guard was quite simple and small. Spatha was used until the middle of the 7th century (some findings, however, indicate later use), it was worn fastened on a long shoulder strap, later fastened to a belt. The spatha scabbards were made of wood and covered in leather or birch bast. Hilts of some spatha swords were decorated with gold, silver, ivory and precious stones, mostly in Asian design, which points to contacts between East and West.

Included in these categories: Spatha swords, Swords for Historical Fencing, European swords

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