Viking Broadsword & Scabbard

Brand: John Barnett

The Viking Broadsword
The Vikings prized their swords above all other things. Typical Viking swords had fine blades, long, slightly tapering and double-edged - usually with a fuller running down the length. Sword hilts ranged from plain and robust to highly decorated and artistic.
Blood thirsty names were given to swords such as "fotbitr-leg biter" or "gramr-fierce", each warrior carrying a named, personalised blade which illustrated the close link that they had with their swords and indeed for the Viking warrior to die in battle with a sword in his hand was his greatest wish and guaranteed a place in the halls of Valhalla.
Many fine examples of Viking swords have been recovered either from river beds, Viking graves and some have even been discovered inside small stone cists on their own, perhaps the sword itself being considered important enough to merit its own funeral. Certain recovered swords have been judged well enough preserved to be used in combat today such is their condition a fine tribute to the skill and dedication of the smith who made the sword all those centuries ago


Key Features:
Hand Crafted
High Quality Construction
Historically accurate
EN45 Spring Steel


Overall Length. 91cm
Blade Length. 74.5cm
Blade Width At Widest. 4.7cm
Grip Length. 9.5cm
Weight. 1.7kg
Weight In Scabbard. 2.1kg

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