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Spatha Gorm

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 in the X-shape along its full length. The pommels are riveted based on historical findings. The head is ground to a round shape and riveted.  The handle is made from a round, 5 mm leather strap of reddish colour, and decorated by double wired brass wire, separating the handle into 3 parts. 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 in 8 weeks after order

466,00 €
385,12 € excl. VAT

Product No: 11527

Period: Vikings and Normans / Viking weapons

Spatha Gorm

  • Overall length 868 mm
  • Blade length 693 mm
  • Handle length, inner distance between pommel and guard: 126 mm
  • Blade cut on the guard: 45.85 x 4.25 mm
  • Cross section of the blade 10 cm off the point: 31.5 x 3.3 mm
  • Thickness of the striking edge on the photographed sword 2.25 mm
  • Length of the cross-guard 116 mm
  • Length from the pommel 85 mm
  • The balance is about 8 cm off the guard
  • The handle is wrapped in red cowhide and brass wire
  • Weight 1387 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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