The Korsoygaden sword is based on an original Viking transition sword; it has a blade forged from high carbon steel and a crossguard and pommel are cast from brass. The wooden grip fitted with textured risers and overlaid with tightly fitted leather. The wooden scabbard is bound in leather and fitted with a brass chape and locket.
Later Viking swords that bridge the gap between the early and high middle ages often retained the five-lobe pommel. Both the famed Korsoygaden and Cawood swords exhibit a guard with up-turned quillons and a medieval-style blade. Swords of this design could be found in Northern Britain, Scotland, Ireland and Scandinavia.