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Darksword Five Lobe Viking Sword with Integrated Sword Belt - DSA1540BRS
Darksword Five Lobe Viking Sword with Integrated Sword Belt
 

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Overall Length: 36 1/4'' Blade: 29 1/2''
$494.95
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Blade: 5160 High Carbon Steel
Weight: 2 lb 6.7 oz
Edge:  Blunt
P.O.B.: 6 1/2''
Thickness: 4 mm - 3.8 mm
Width: 50.2 mm
Grip Length: 4 5/8''
Pommel: Peened/Riveted
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The sword in Viking times was no mere weapon or tool - they possessed their own spirits imbued to them from the iron ‘’magic’’ of the smith and his craft. Good swords were difficult to make and only skillful smiths could successfully work the lower quality of iron at the time to produce swords with strength and flex. Likely the smith kept his methods a personal or familial secret, and sometimes the swords were imbued with runes to further emphasize a magical origin. A common figure in Scandinavian/Anglo-Saxon sagas and mythology is that of the magic smith who can make weapons with their own personalities and powers (such as Weyland the Smith)- likely this theme is the origin for the common fantasy genre trope of enchanted weapons.

Few items in Viking society were as valued as the sword and one is noted in the Laxedaela Saga as being worth 16 cows - considerable money in those times! Swords were not as common as they would later become; of the over 100 Viking Age weapons unearthed in Icelandic burials, only 16 were swords. The worth and origin of the sword meant they were given names (such as ‘’Byrnie-Biter’’ or ‘’Life Taker’’) and often passed down in families and the loss of a sword was a cause for much grief!

The Viking sword from Darksword Armory, features a blade of 1060 High Carbon steel, tempered to a Rockwell Hardness of 53. The blade is fitted through the mild steel guard and two-part pommel. It is peened to the first half, then capped with second half of the pommel and riveted in place. The second, lower part of the pommel is adorned with twisted metal strands.The wooden grip is slightly lengthened over typical original sizes and is tightly wrapped and sewn over with brown leather. The sword comes with a wood-core scabbard, likewise covered in form-fitted brown leather with a matching, integrated sword belt.





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