VIKING BROADSWORD REPLICA
Reference Number S5710M
Viking Broadsword Replica
Viking Broadsword Museum Quality
Ref: S5710M Made by John Barnett Viking Broadsword Museum Quality These swords are maticulously hand crafted. They are the finest and strongest swords available. The tangs are actual full tangs, not the typical rat tail that are found in most decorative swords. The high quality blades are hand forged using EN45 Spring steel to make the blade non brittle and give it a spring like quality.
Key Features: Hand Crafted High Quality Construction Historically accurate EN45 Stainless Steel Specifications: Blade Length. 75.5 cm Blade Width. (Widest). 6.8 cm Grip Length. 11 cm Overall Length. 94 cm Weight. 1.7 kg Weight In Scabbard. 2.1 kg
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.