While most Viking swords feature a double-edged blade, there are some historical examples of single-edged blades with an upswept point. The Cold Steel One Edge Viking Sword is admittedly not a literal copy of any particular historical model rather, it is an assembly of some of the best Viking sword features. The 30-inch blade is nearly 2 inches wide with an extra broad fuller. The blade is wider at the guard and narrows towards its upswept point, and it’s distal tapered for speed, balance, and responsiveness. Plus, it’s a terrific cutting sword with a useful, sharp point.
The hilt is very traditional, with a modest guard and relatively short quillons. The wood grip is covered with brown cord and terminates with a heavy pommel, highlighted by copper trim wire and tapered to enhance balance and make the sword quick and lively in the hand. The blade is tempered 1060 high carbon steel. The hilt components are of steel and the grip is wood with a wrap of leather. Included is a wood-core scabbard which is tightly wrapped in leather and completed with a protective steel chape.