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Ulfberht Viking Sword

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An old legend has it that a Nordic smith named Ulfberht developed the first all steel blade. This crucial development achieved near-mythical status among warriors, making this one of the most important swords in the study of medieval weapons. Several of these blades from slightly different time periods exist, some engraved in gratitude and reverence with Ulfberht’s hallowed name. 

The etchings on both sides of our blade are copied exactly so that our reproduction is identical, warts and all. Made of high carbon steel (actually better than the original) it is beautifully balanced. The grip is wood wrapped with leather. The stout crossguard is steel and the pommel is of the Brazil nut shape that was quite popular at the time, both with Vikings and the rest of Europe. A beautiful and important sword. Comes with scabbard.

Overall Length: 91cm
Blade Length: 77cm
Blade Width: 5cm
Weight: 1360g
Blade: 1065 High Carbon Steel
Edge: Sharp
Pommel: Peened
Scabbard: Wood, Leather, Steel

All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

This product is suitable for: (Read More)
Living History
Test Cutting
SKU: 500864

Stock Status: Usually dispatched in 4-6 weeks

Excl. Tax: £149.17 Incl. Tax: £179.00
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Excl. Tax: £149.17 Incl. Tax: £179.00

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Copied from a sword shown in Ian Pierce’s book Swords of the Viking Age

An old legend has it that a Nordic smith named Ulfberht developed the first all steel blade. This crucial development achieved near-mythical status among warriors, making this one of the most important swords in the study of medieval weapons. Several of these blades from slightly different time periods exist, some engraved in gratitude and reverence with Ulfberht’s hallowed name. 

Prior to the Ulfberht swords, all European swords were of the pattern welded variety. Soft iron bars were welded together with strips of steel, forged into a blade shape, then a steel edge was welded onto the sword. But, the Ulfberht sword was a quantum leap in both technology and design. Made not of strips, but good carbon steel blades with enough carbon content to produce excellent swords. The design of the sword was also an improvement. The blade tapered more sharply to the point than did previous blades. This put the balance of the sword closer to the hand, making a sword that was faster on both the stroke and recovery than previous blades. 

The etchings on both sides of our blade are copied exactly so that our reproduction is identical, warts and all. Made of high carbon steel (actually better than the original) it is beautifully balanced. The grip is wood wrapped with leather. The stout crossguard is steel and the pommel is of the Brazil nut shape that was quite popular at the time, both with Vikings and the rest of Europe. A beautiful and important sword. Comes with scabbard.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Brand Windlass
Product Use Living History, Test Cutting
Edge Sharp
Specification

Overall Length: 91cm
Blade Length: 77cm
Blade Width: 5cm
Weight: 1360g
Steel: 1065 High Carbon

All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece

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