A Viking Sword

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A Viking Sword

Post by Quick Steel » Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:19 pm

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An accurate replica of a Viking sword found near an English castle. Some say it was found in the moat, others in a nearby river. IMO it is an excellent rendition. I think a Viking would be pleased. Most of them did not have swords. They were more into axes and spears; less expensive than a sword.
The scabbard does not match the quality of the sword itself. But this helped to keep the price down.
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Re: A Viking Sword

Post by Colonel26 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:35 am

That's awesome. Real nice. From all I've read those Viking swords were real bad battle weapons.
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Re: A Viking Sword

Post by Quick Steel » Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:40 am

Thank you Colonel. It is a one handed sword and it has enough weight to it that any Viking regularly using it must have had some well developed biceps.
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Re: A Viking Sword

Post by FRJ » Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:40 am

Neat sword. It looks at least 20" long.
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Re: A Viking Sword

Post by Quick Steel » Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:25 pm

FRJ wrote:Neat sword. It looks at least 20" long.
From guard to tip is 29 3/4 '' with the handle being about 5 1/5". Many Japanese style swords have about the same length of blade but have much longer handles; they are classically used with two hands.
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Re: A Viking Sword

Post by FRJ » Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:27 pm

::tu::
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