Norman / Viking Functional Re-enactment Combat Sword c.900 – c.1250.

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This sword is a reproduction of a sword held by the Wallace museum (item A457 European Armoury I) suitable for 10th to 13th century late Viking and Norman re-enactment. The original artefact is estimated to have been made between 980 – 1150 in Germany. The sword has a straight hilt and brazil nut pommel.  The blade is double-edged and has a shallow fuller down the middle on both sides and tapers to a point. 

This style of sword is identified by the historian Ewart Oakeshott as sword type XI and pommel type VIII. In the book The Sword in The Age of Chivalry Oakeshott suggests that the brazil nut pommel was most widely used between c. 950 and c. 1250.  However, it is estimated that this style of pommel first came into use as early as 900AD based on a sword identified by Oakeshott in the book Records of the Medieval sword (page 61)

Made from high carbon EN45 steel and tempered to a hardness 52-55, this is a functional re-enactment combat sword. The tang is one piece, unwelded. The sword measures 100cm with a blade length of 83cm. The hilt is 19cm is width, the blade is 4.5cm wide at the hilt with a striking edge of 3mm. The approximate weight of the sword is 1.4kg.

The sword includes a scabbard with a 130cm long belt. We also sell a wide range of buckles to customise your belt.

Sword stand shown not included and available separately.