Viking Age swords 2018-02-05T08:27:41+00:00

Catalogue – Viking Age swords

Date: the second quarter of the 10th century
Find-place: C-15 in Gnezdovo, Russia
Original can be found:

We present the complete sword that was found in the mound C-15 in Gnezdovo, Russia, in 1874. The mound is dated to the second quarter of the 10th century.

Date: 775-960 
Find-place: Peltorinne, Hämeenlinna (Tavastehus), Häme, Finland
Original can be found: Suomen kansallismuseo in Helsinki

This type holds an exceptional position due to the broad time period. It is also the most numerous of all the sword types from the Viking Age. This very common type of sword can be found in many publications.

Date: 800–900 
Find-place: Ballinderry bog drainage ditch, Ireland
Original can be found: National museum of Ireland, Dublin

This replica is made according to one of the best-preserved 9th century swords. The original sword can be found in the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin, see The sword was found in Ballinderry, Ireland. The sword is referred to the type K in Petersen’s Typology, thus dating back to the 9th century.

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

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.

Date: 980–1050 
Find-place: Sollerön, Dalarna, Sweden
Original can be found: Kulturhistoriska Museet in Stockholm

The sword was inspired by sepulchral finding:

Date: 9th century
Find-place: Mikulčice CZ – grave 280
Original can be found:

We are introducing the sword from the grave 280 from Mikulčice, Czech Republic. The grave 280, which was discovered near the IInd church in 1956, was the grave of a robust, 40-60 years old man and his sword, spurs and probably a knive. In the present day, the sword consists of four fragments, but before the fire of depository (2007), which destroyed the sword terribly, it was at least 835 mm long and had a weight of 810 g including scabbard fragments and conservation resin.