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. The armorers of Windlass Steelcrafts have forged this sword from high carbon steel. The full, extra-wide fuller makes the blade light and deadly. The crossguard has been lavishly decorated with raised knot work and both it and the pommel are steel and have been darkened to a forge finish. Soft worn leather covers the lamed wooden grip. A matching period leather scabbard with belt is included, which has a highly decorative metal shoe.
A sword befitting any who would have sought Valhalla, this hand-forged high carbon steel blade has been accentuated with a knotwork cross guard. Matching period scabbard and belt are included.
Item comes with a dull edge that can be sharpened in our workshop at a cost of £30
Overall Length: 94cm
Blade Length: 79cm
Blade Width: 5cm
Blade Thickness: 0.5cm
Material: 1065 High Carbon Steel
Blade Edge: Blunt, can be sharpened