River Witham Viking Sword IP-702-2
Viking Sword from the River Witham - circa 10th century A.D.
Viking Sword - Tenth Century A.D. - The original sword was dredged up from the river Witham.
"This sword is one that I have wanted to copy for years. There have been several attempts, but none have completely satisfactory. Adequate, yes, but not truly satisfying. At least until this one.
Several years ago I had the chance to visit Sweden and Gotland to look at Viking artifacts as well as the remains from the Battle of Visby. One thing that I noticed, but have not encountered in any works on the Viking sword, is that the Swedish swords all seem to be a bit large than those I saw in Norway and Denmark. Of course it could have been just luck that the ones I saw in Sweden were larger, I have no way of knowing. But this sword could easily qualify as a Swedish sword. The blade is 77.8 cm, and is slightly over 6cm wide, and the balance point is about 16 cm. from the grip. This is a true warrior's sword, the weight is about 3 pounds, but the balance is superb. The cutting power of the sword is quite impressive and I can easily see it being wielded by Skarp-Hedin or Egil Skallagrimson. Hand forged, high carbon steel."
The blade of this sword is hand forged from 5160 carbon steel and hand tempered.
The pommel and cross guard is also solid carbon steel with copper diamond inlays, then highly polished.
The handle is wood wrapped in leather. Sword also includes a wood scabbard wrapped in leather with steel accents at throat and tip.
* solid steel pommel & crossguard
* hand forged carbon steel tempered blade
* leather wrapped wood scabbard w/steel accents
Blade Length: 30 1/2"
Blade Width near hilt: 2 /12"
Blade Width near tip: 1 5/16"
Blade Thickness near hilt: 1/4"
Blade Thickness near tip: 3/32"
Handle/Hilt length: 6 3/4"
Grip Length: 3 7/8"
Overall: 37 1/4"
Balance Point: 5.50" Below Hilt
COP is 11.75 inches from the tip, 19 inches from the guard.
Weight: 3 lbs. 1.4 oz.