Vikings were practical in combat, preferring to stick with what worked. Gradually, the narrow guards of their swords (no doubt inspired and derived from earlier Roman designs) gave way to weapons more like this Cruciform Late Viking Sword. And eventually, this sword would no doubt become the favored sword of the Normans (who were of North Germanic and Norse descent), when they began their conquest. The sword is hand crafted, featuring an EN45 carbon spring steel blade that features straight edges, as well as a broad yet effective point at the tip. Running down the length of the sword is a fuller, which helps to keep the swords weight down, without cutting into its durability or messing with its balance. The cast-steel guard features straight quillons, offering a better degree of defense than earlier Viking and migration era swords, while the leather wrapped grip offers the same superb hold. The pommel is simplified, with a round nut-shape that echoes more modern wheel shapes, while still holding true to the Old Norse design, as well. Included with the sword is a wooden, leather wrapped scabbard, for easy carrying and safe keeping. The wider guard is a unique and effective twist on the classic Viking sword, so if you want to carry yourself with Viking style but still set yourself apart from your brothers and sisters, than this Cruciform Late Viking Sword is definitely the way to go.
This sword comes in two types. The regular version is tempered and hardened and features traditional shaping, making it a great choice for display or carrying to complete your look. The Light Combat version is tempered and hardened with thick edges and a rounded tip, making it suitable for light use in sparring and reenactment.
- Modeled After a Late Era Viking Battle Sword
- Features a Hand Crafted EN45 Carbon Spring Steel Blade
- Offered in a Regular Non-Combative Version and a Light Combat Model
- Has A Wide, Straight Guard with a Simplified Nut Pommel
- Includes a Wooden, Leather Wrapped Scabbard
- A Fantastic Costume Sword, Training Weapon, or Display Piece
- Blade Length: 31 Inches
- Blade Width (Widest Point): 1.9 Inches
- Overall Length: 37.5 Inches