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Darksword Five Lobe Viking Sword - DSA1540BR

Darksword Five Lobe Viking Sword

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Overall Length: 36 1/4'' Blade: 30 5/16''
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Blade: 5160 High Carbon Steel
Weight: 2 lb 9.1 oz
Edge:  Moderately Sharp
P.O.B.: 8 1/4''
Thickness: 4.2 mm - 3.9 mm
Width: 53 mm
Grip Length: 4''
Pommel: Peened

This Viking Sword with a Five-Lobed Pommel has a blade forged of 5160 high carbon steel that has been dual tempered imparting a flexing core and a hard edge that resists dulling. The core hardness is 48-50 HRC and the edge is of 60 HRC. Its crossguard and pommel are made of steel and the grip is leather over a core of wood. The grip was made just long enough to facilitate both ‘’hammer’’ and ‘’handshake’’ style grips.

The companion scabbard is of leather with a hard core of wood. It has a steel chape to protect its tip.

The blade of the Viking Sword typically has a wide blade with a shallow, but wide fuller to reduce and distribute weight. This creates a strong blade without making it too heavy. The wide tip makes its thrusting ability decent for stabbing into lightly-armored opponents. In the context of the Dark Age this was quite viable, as most combatants had relatively light armor. Large amounts of chainmail would be worn by nobles and warrior elites.

The wide blade of most Viking swords clearly shows that they were primarily intended to be cutting and hacking swords, and for this they are eminently suited. The wider, spatulate-like tip sacrifices stabbing ability so that the tip can retain enough mass to ensure that it hits and cuts with as much force behind the stroke as possible, without making the sword overly tip-heavy.

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