c. 900 A.D.
This magnificent Viking sword is a faithful reproduction of a historical artifact from one of the bloodiest battles in the history of Norway, where the mighty King Olaf II was killed (and, as a result, was eventually canonized as St. Olaf). This was classic Viking warfare, with two hosts meeting face-to-face and sword-to-sword. Olaf's men s battle cry was "Fram! Fram! Kristmenn, Krossmenn, kongsmenn" (Forward, forward, Christ's men, Cross men, king's men). Hand-crafted by the famed metalsmiths at Windlass Steelcrafts, this sword is a skillfully balanced and highly effective weapon. Capable of both cutting and thrusting, it is also a delight to the eye. The high-quality sword blade is hand-forged of high carbon steel, tempered for strength and meticulously polished to a superb finish. Pommel and guard are expertly decorated with copper and the hardwood grip is covered in leather for a sturdy hold. Includes scabbard.
Overall: 37" Blade: 31"Lx2"W. 3/16" thick. 2 lbs./12 oz.