Sword type O 2018-02-05T08:24:19+00:00

Sword type O according to Peterson

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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.

Description:
– 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