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Darksword Oslo Viking Sword - Brown with Integrated Sword Belt - DSA1308BRS

Darksword Oslo Viking Sword - Brown with Integrated Sword Belt

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Overall Length: 36 3/8'' Blade: 31''
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Blade: 5160 High Carbon Steel
Weight: 2 lb 13.3 oz
Edge:  Unsharpened
P.O.B.: 6 1/2''
Thickness: 4.6 mm - 3.8 mm
Width: 50.3 mm
Grip Length: 3 1/2''
Pommel: Threaded

Darksword’s Oslo Viking Sword has a hilt inspired by the complex Norse knotwork designs that can be seen on the carved bow of the Oseborg Viking ship at the Oslo Viking Ship Museum. The guard and pommel that are imbued with these distinct designs are cast from bronze.

The blade of the sword is crafted from 5160 high carbon steel that has been differentially tempered; the edge has been tempered to a hard 60 HRC and the core of the sword is tempered to a relatively softer 50 HRC. This differential heat treatment optimizes the edge to resist dulling and gives the sword a core that can flex with impact to resist breakage.

The wooden grip is overlaid with cord and fitted with a tight outer layer of brown leather. The scabbard is crafted from wood and it has a protective skin of brown leather and fitted with a protective steel chape. It has an integrated sword belt of brown leather.

The wide blade and spatulate tips of Viking swords create a blade with a balance further forward of the guard then many later medieval swords. While this may make them feel less agile, it does have the side benefit of making them hard-hitting, ferocious chopping swords! It is good that this emphasis on hacking and chopping power was optimized, because the spatulate tip is not well-suited for thrusting. However, many of the combatants on a dark age battle would not have been wearing armor, or light armor at best - for such lightly defended opponents the spatulate type tip would dispatch them just fine. Fine chainmail armor was often the reserve of wealthier men and their personal, professional warrior retinues.

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