Date: the10th century
Find-place: Skatteby farm, Rogne parish, Østre Slidre, Valdres, Oppland, Norway
Description of our replica, that is inspired by the sword as written above:
Our sword has got a blunt blade modified for fencing. The holes, on customer’ s demand, are placed more symmetrically comapared to the original sword. The sword has shallow fuller at the crossguard like the original, as can be seen in photos. The point of balance of our replica is almost the same as it is on the original.
– double edged blunt blade
– overall length 94,8 cm
– blade length 80 cm
– width blade 5 cm
– the pommel and the crossguard are decorated with holes
– point of balance (CoG) 13 cm
– center of percussion (CoP) 56 cm
– the wooden hilt is wrapped with linen string and covered with the leather
– weight 1,4 kg
Description of the original sword:
Description of the original sword can be found for example in the book Sword of the Viking Age on page 116.
Peirce I. (2004). Sword of the Viking Age
Androshchu F. (2014), Viking Swords, Swords and Social aspects of Weaponry in Viking Age Societies
Petersen, J. (1919). De Norske Vikingesverd: En Typologisk-Kronologisk Studie Over Vikingetidens Vaaben. Kristiania.