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Suontaka Viking Sword

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(6 customer reviews)

$374.95

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Unearthed from an 11th Century noblewomans grave, the Suontaka sword was named after the location where it was found; in Suontaka Tyrvt Finland. This replica of the beautiful and artful Viking sword has a blade of tempered 1085 high carbon steel. The guard, pommel and hilt fittings are of metal with an antiqued bronze finish are are richly imbued with Viking knotwork and imagery of coiled serpents and beasts. The grip is of carved wood with inset plates of antiqued bronze finished metal. The tang was peened over the pommel to give it a sturdily fit the sword components to the tang

The sword comes with a scabbard of leather with fittings of metal that match the sword by having an antiqued bronze finish. It has an integrated sword belt of leather with matching metal fittings.

This sword, like many Viking swords has a blade that retains considerable width and mass in the spatulate tip and main striking area beneath it – while this makes a blade that feels heavier than more tapered forms, it does create a blade that cuts and hacks with great force.

Overall Length36 7/8''
Blade Length30 1/8''
Weight3 lb 0.1 oz
EdgeUnsharpened
Width46 mm
Thickness3.6 mm - 3.2 mm
PommelPeened
P.O.B.5''
Grip Length4''
Blade [1085 High Carbon Steel]
ClassBattle Ready
CultureViking
ManufacturerWindlass Steelcrafts
Country of OriginIndia

6 reviews for Suontaka Viking Sword

  1. Z

    Beautiful sword! Pictures don’t do this blade justice, its incredibly beautiful and the details on the hilt look amazing. The sword is a bit blade heavy as I believe most/all vikings swords were and is a powerful chopper. Kult of athena also does a good job sharpening this sword if you wish to purchase the service. The blade itself has good flex without wobbling too much. Personally, it took some getting used to handling this sword and initially was uncomfortable but after a few days or swinging it, I have no issues with it. The sheath is decent quality as well and the sword comes with a certificate of authenticity. I am very pleased with my purchase.

  2. Mike

    For the Price, Five Stars Based on the other swords I own in this price range, this is at the top in terms of fit, finish, quality, and aesthetics. Based on my experience, buying swords in the $200-$400 price range can be a crap shoot and it is important to read up on reviews if they are available. I researched this model and the opinions and information did not reveal anything of concern. I had my eyes on this for a while and the aesthetics were the selling point for me.

    There isn’t a whole lot to complain about. If you were to judge it like you would an Albion, you would find things to gripe about — quality of the peen and minor scuffs on the guard and artwork. But it’s a $300 sword and for the money, I don’t think I have owned a better example in terms of overall satisfaction of quality and aesthetics. The construction is solid and there are no rattle of parts or issues with fit(the biggest issue I have found in this price range.) The blade shows no signs of grind marks, which is another thing you can typically expect to see in this range.

    It’s on the heavy side and a bit blade heavy, but it’s not unwieldy. The feeling in hand is pretty much what you expect when you think of all things viking–beefy, hefty, brutish etc..I won’t be sharpening the blade and plan on adding it to my display and using it as a trainer/conditioner. A blade-heavy sword has its advantages, one of them being it makes a good trainer to condition the wrists and forearm etc.

  3. Brady S.

    Totally worth it Purchased this blade after a good deal of thought, as it was the first sword I’ve purchased, and I must say, I quite like it for the price. It isn’t perfect, the copper ring in the middle of the grip is a bit loose, the collar of the sheath doesn’t quite match the shape of the crossguard, and also leaves a fine white residue on the blade. Still, the artwork of the hilt and sheath are quite beautiful, and it is worth it just for that alone. I’d say definitely a show piece, but with a good edge it cuts great.

  4. Tucker S.

    YEAH MAN!! There are others in this community that know much more about swords than I, but I am not completely ignorant, either. I got my Suontaka yesterday and I can’t stop staring at it. As one other commenter stated, there are some visible orbiter marks on the blade, but that is about as critical as you can get. It a a beautiful piece and it feels absolutely SOLID, adding to the feeling that I got a steal for the price. I requested mine be sharpened and the edge is truly scary! Everything on the hilt is high quality and fits nicely; the peening on the pommel is well done, the scroll work is very nice, and the copper band on the handle is a nice touch. The scabbard is a bonus, nicely matching the sword in fit and finish. All I can say is that if you like what you see in the photos, you will LOVE this sword in person!

  5. JC

    Love it!! Ordered the sword on Thursday and got it the next Monday. Sword looks amazing. Feels great in the hand. Everything seems to be well constructed. It is heavy for its size but I like it that way. Couldn’t be happier.

  6. Ryan

    Great sword I purchased this awhile ago and it looks much better in person and i was and still am very happy with the purchase, but i’m rating this 4 stars because the scabbard was little scuffed up more than a sword that i purchased in KoA’s “Dent and Scratch sale” but that was and still is my only problem with it.

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