This Viking sword is based on a 9th century original that was recovered from a burial in the Yaroslavl Oblast in Russia. Though found in Russia, Viking swords with this hilt style are more commonly found in Norway. In its time the sword would have been a valued and high quality weapon for a Rus Viking warrior. This recreation has a tempered blade of high carbon steel which is etched with its “Ulfberht” makers signature on one side and unknown symbols on the other to recreate the inscription on the historic original. The blade has a hardness of 48-52 Hrc.
The guard and pommel are cast from quality brass with a fine level of detailing to recreate the original “pitted” design favored on many swords of its type. Like the original, the pommel is a two-part construction which has the blade tang riveted over the pommel base which is then covered with a pommel cap and then further secured with a pair of rivets. Braided steel wire is inlaid into the pommel to complete it. The wooden grip was finished with a binding wrap of spiralled leather.
The sword is paired with a wooden scabbard which is overlaid in stitched, high quality vegetable-tanned leather. The chape, locket and suspension loop are all of antiqued brass.