Ashdown Viking Sword, 9 cen

This sword has an extra-wide fuller and decorated crossguard with raised knot work. A matching period leather scabbard with belt is included, which has a highly decorative metal shoe. More information...

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Item number: 6615

Ashdown Viking Sword, 9th century

  • Total length approx. 932mm
  • At the end of the pommel you can see the flat hammered blade tang
  • Blade length approx. 782mm
  • Handle length (distance between pommel and guard) approx. 104mm
  • The pommel is approx. 34.5mm long; approx. 21.65mm thick and approx. 53.66mm wide
  • The Parry is approx. 87.9mm long; approx. 13mm thick and approx. 24.38mm wide in the middle
  • Cross section of the blade at the guard approx. 4.34 x 47.5mm
  • Blade Cross section 10cm off the blade point approx. 32.35 x 4.1mm
  • Thickness of the striking edge approx. 1.5mm
  • Supplied with leather-covered sheath made of wood
  • The pommel, the fittings, the buckle on the belt and the brass sheet of the scabbard are made of dark patinated silver metal
  • POB approx. 180mm
  • Weight of the sword approx. 1200 g
  • Weight of the scabbard approx. 580 g

In 871 AD, the young Prince Alfred, later known as Alfred the Great, valiantly lead the army of King Ethelred of Wessex in a glorious victory against a large invading Danish army. This sword signifies the main weapon used in this now decisive battle. Its blade is forged from high carbon steel. The full, extra-wide fuller makes the blade light and deadly. The crossguard is lavishly decorated with raised knot work and both it and the pommel have been darkened to a forge finish. Soft worn leather covers the ribbed wooden grip. A matching period leather scabbard with belt is included, which has a highly decorative metal chape.

Made by Windlass Steelcrafts®

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