Sword type O according to Peterson

Date: 900-980
Find-place: Vestre Berg, Loiten parish, Akershus, Norway
Original can be found: Universitetes Oldsaksamling, Oslo (C13848a)

“The hilt is the result of fine craftsmanship. The boat-shaped cross has rounded ends and curves gracefully towards the blade, a point which Petersen empahasises as being a characteristic of a genuine type O. At one time, it and the beautifully fashioned five lobed pommel…”

Source: Swords of the Viking Age – Ian Peirce, page 88:

Our replica:
Our relica is inspired by the sword described above. The replica is adjusted for fencing and has got an iron pommel coloured in fire, besides other things, unlike the original.

– double edged blade with fuller
– overall length 93 cm
– blade 78 cm
– width of blade 5,5 cm
– point of balance (CoB) 15 cm
– wooden grip covered with linen and wrapped in round leather
– weight (blunt) 1,3 kg