The Viking Type H were one of the more widespread and long-lived of Viking sword types and would have been seen from the late 8th century until well into the late 10th century. This reproduction by Balaur Arms has a blade of tempered high carbon steel with a hardness of 56-58 HRc. This broad-bladed sword strikes a fine balance between a feeling of capable heft and authority without excessive weight in the hand coupled with a responsive agility that lends itself well to decisive cuts and chops. Though the blade is wide, a long and deep fuller groove removes unneeded weight and a good distal taper ensure that the blade optimizes weight distribution for good overall balance.
The crossguard and pommel are crafted from steel and like traditional examples the pommel is a two-part construction; the blade tang is peened and anchored into the lower pommel component which is then topped with a hollow pommel cap which itself is secured with a pair of copper rivets. An inlay of braided copper wire completes this historical assembly method. The sword is completed with a grip of hardwood which is tightly bound in leather.
The sword is matched with a scabbard of wood capped with a chape of riveted copper. A wooden suspension loop secured with braided leather banding allows for the sword to be slung from a shoulder baldric.