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Darksword - 5 Lobe Viking Practice Sword - Brown Grip - DSA1700BR

Darksword - 5 Lobe Viking Practice Sword  - Brown Grip

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Overall Length: 36 1/8'' Blade: 30''

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Blade:5160 High Carbon Steel
Weight:2 lb 11.4 oz
Edge: Blunt
P.O.B.:6 1/2''
Thickness:5.4 mm - 3.3 mm
Width:54.3 mm
Grip Length:4''

This blunt-edged Viking sword is purpose-built for rigorous use by Western Martial Arts Practitioners and for stage and sport combat. The mirror-polished blade is fashioned from 5160 high carbon steel; the crossguard and pommel are steel and the wooden grip is overlaid in fitted leather. A hex-nut pommel construction allows for the hilt components to be tightened if needed.

The wide blade with long fuller identifies this sword as a Type X - a typical blade form of the Viking era it is a design that places an emphasis on powerful cuts, hacks and shearing chops. Though it may seem less refined than later blade types a well-crafted Type X is a masterwork of design - due to being long and wide, the swordsmith must pay close attention to the width and depth of the fuller, as well as overall mass distribution of the blade. Should the blade lack a well-formed fuller or a proper taper it will be overly tip-heavy due to the blade which retains much of its width well to the tip. A tip-heavy Type X may be a fierce chopper, but it will impede the recovery of a strike as well as general maneuverability.

A well-formed Viking sword will already have a point of balance forward of many later sword types to retain great striking power, but too far forward and it creates an unwieldy weapon. This makes the creation of these blades quite a balance and a compromise and it is a testament to great skill and forethought when the swordsmith fashions one at his forge.

Please Note: This sword belongs to Darksword's Reenactment line of products. It is fully guaranteed by Darksword Armory for a period of one year against manufacturing defects.

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