TRONDHEIM VIKING SWORD SH2296 HANWEI Hanwei continues to push the envelope with its forging capability in the Trondheim sword, Paul Chen produced this as a one piece forging in pattern-welded high-carbon steel. Patterned after swords that have been discovered in the area around Trodheim, Norway, the sword exhibits early ninth-century styling, a time when the Norwegian Vikings were pillaging Britain and Ireland. The beauty of the blade is matched by the grip and scabbard, both of which are wrapped in top-grain leather, engraved in a classic Viking motif. Not only is this sword historically accurate, but it is fully functional, and made with the individual care that you will only find in swords costing thousands of dollars. Read more on Functional Battle Ready Swords
• Overall length: 30-¼" • Blade length: 24-1/4" • Grip Length: 3-1/2" • Weight: 2 lb 7.6 oz • Edge: Sharpend • Point of Balance: 1-3/4" • Steel: Pattern-welded high-carbon • Blade Thickness: 4.3mm - 3mm
Specs may vary slightly from piece to piece.
Viking Swords - Buried Historical Treasures Very few weapons of Viking origin have survived till our days. This is not because of low quality of the weapons as some tend to believe. The reality is that Vikings used to bury their weapons (swords, helmets and armor) in the ground when the warriors died. Thus, many of the artifacts survived either in bad conditions or didn't survive at all. Some experts affirm that there are only about 1000 artifacts of Viking origin which survived; all of them are spread in major museums around the world.
Most of the discovered Viking swords were simply designed. They were equipped with a typical double edged blades and strong handles. They were designed to be wielded single-handed to keep one hand free for a shield. Typically, blades ranged from 24 to 36 inches long, but often reached from 27.50 to 31.50 inches.