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Gunther – 9th to 10th Century Viking Sword – Deepeeka


Battle Ready
(4 customer reviews)
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Battle Ready

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    The Gunther is a broad-bladed Viking sword of the 9th – 10th centuries; most swords of its type were unearthed from the Birka Barrows in Sweden and the particular sword that this replica is modeled after comes from a 1949 find that had a distinctive latticework inlay design on the blade, which is replicated here in etchings on both sides of the blade.

    The blade of this Viking sword is forged from high carbon steel with a tempered hardness of 48 – 52 HRc. The guard is steel and the grip is wood with a tight wrap of dark brown leather. Like originals the pommel is a two-part construction with the sword being peened to the base of the pommel and then topped over with a dual-riveted pommel cap to complete this historical composite pommel construction.

    The scabbard is carved from wood and is tightly overlaid in stitched leather and completed with a wooden suspension slide which allow for it to be slung from a sword belt or baldric and it is secured with thick and tight leather banding.

    Overall Length37 3/8"
    Blade Length30 7/8"
    Weight2 lb 15.2 oz
    Width54.5 mm
    Thickness4.8 mm - 4.5 mm
    P.O.B.6 1/8"
    Blade [EN45 High Carbon Steel]
    ClassBattle Ready
    Country of OriginIndia

    4 reviews for Gunther – 9th to 10th Century Viking Sword – Deepeeka

    1. WarrenL

      A very good sword. It’s a little heavy, but it’s easy to wield. Only problem is that the guard digs into the thumb a little bit. Other than that, it’s a very good sword.

    2. Philippe

      Really good sword for the price. Heavy but solid.
      See my video

    3. Philippe

      well made and feel great in the hand. You cant beat this price for a good viking sword. Congrats Deepeeka.
      I create a video of it

    4. MadIrish

      Bought this on another site after returning a Hersir. The weight and feel of the Gunther is much improved over the Hersir and the blade has some distal taper. Unfortunately, I found it to be a bit more roughly finished than the Hersir even though it is a simpler guard/pommel design. The blade was a bit shinier in finish than the Hersir. The blade had a slight twist out of flat in the last 1/3 of the blade but the edges were pretty straigth…the Hersir had a much worse twist and the edges undulated like a snake. Attractive, simple scabbard that has good retention (gasket in the throat) but rattles. Overall, about what I expected for this price point: rough but ready.

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