Unearthed as recently as 2011, the Langeid sword was recovered from an early 11th century burial ground in the Setesdalen Valley of Norway; it is in a very good state of preservation, particularly so for its ornate hilt which is embellished in silver, copper and inlaid gold. The Langeid sword is one of the most unique Viking swords yet found – very few Viking swords have inscriptions inlaid into their hilt and the Langeid sword is bedecked with ornamentation and inscribed symbolism. The inscriptions are believed by experts to be a mix of Christian mysticism symbols amidst Latin letters which are likely to be abbreviations for prayers or Bible verses. Its owner was clearly someone of means or fame and among their grave possessions was also a large axe, as well as evidence that the grave was covered by some kind of roofed structure held aloft by posts. The Langeid sword is a crucial glimpse into the later years of the Viking era which shows Viking tradition melding with Christianity.
This replica of the Langeid Sword by Deepeeka replicates the intricate hilt of this most unique of Viking Swords. The tempered blade is forged from 1060 high carbon steel and the guard and pommel are brass which is plated in nickel. The grip is wood which is tightly bound in brass wire. Like original Viking Swords the pommel is a two-part construction with the blade tang anchored into the base of the pommel which is then topped with a cap which is then secured with a pair of rivets. The sword is paired with a wooden scabbard which is tightly bound in leather and completed with a well-carved suspension slide of wood which is affixed with tight brass wire to the scabbard.