The Maldon Viking Sword of the Windlass Battlecry! Collection has a blade crafted from 1065 high carbon steel. The blade was sharpened and tempered to a 50-52 HRC hardness. The guard and pommel are mild steel and the grip is wrapped in strips of supple black leather and the thick blade tang was given a robust peen on the pommel to give it a solid, overall construction. The blade and its hilt fittings are blued to possess an antiqued, battle-worn appearance.
The leather scabbard is fitted with a pair of swivel-riveting belt loops. Its steel locket and chape are finished with a matching blued finish. The sword comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
The Battlecry! Maldon Viking sword has a characteristically wide blade with a wide, weight-reducing fuller. This is a blade form that lends itself well to strong chops and hacks all along its length. The spatulate tip retains this chopping ability right up to the tip, though this type of tip does not lend itself well to thrusting when compared to more tapered forms. This is fitting however, for comprehensive armor was a rarity on the Dark Age battlefield – these blade forms clearly show a preference for forceful cutting by Viking warriors.