Norwegian Norse Viking Sword

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Norwegian Viking Sword - Sharp not for reenactments

This Viking sword design was inspired by historical examples from the early 9th Century, most notably finds from the area around Trondheim, Norway, where the circular indentation hilt decoration was popular. The scabbard is provided with suspension points and a period chape, giving the sheathed sword a very attractive appearance. The construction of the Viking "pair" differs from other swords in this series inasmuch as they are tang-riveted (peened) in period fashion at the pommel, primarily to satisfy Viking re-enactment requirements. Replacement blades are available. The manufacturer is offering a blade-replacement and re-peening service for users unable to undertake the task themselves. The breadth of the sword makes for an efficient cutting profile.

Key Features:
• 5160 Marquenched Spring Steel
• Peened Pommel
• Scabbard included
• Designed by Michael ‘Tinker’ Pearce

• Overall: 37 3/8" • Blade Length: 30 7/8"
• Handle Length: 6 1/2"
• Weight: 2lb 12oz
• Point of Balance: 4 3/4"
• Point of Harmonics: 20 1/4"
• Width at Guard: 2 3/16"
• Width at Tip: 1 1/2"
• Thickness at Guard: .200"
• Thickness at Tip: .085"
• Blade Steel: 5160
• Handle Material: Leather covered wood

When a piece of steel is heated to hardening temperature and quenched the desired goal is to produce Martensite or Bainite. These are crystaline structures in the steel that are of use in a sword or knife. Bainite is thought to be tougher and more shock-resistant and Martensite is harder and offers better wear resistance. A typical heat-treat and oil quench produces about 70-80% Martensite, but the steel cools before the transformation to Martensite is completed so the remaining material is composed of non-useful crystals like Ferrite, Pearlite and Cementite. Marquenching is a process that results in a much greater percentage of Martensite - well over 90%. This means that blades heat-treated using this process are stronger and more wear-resistant than blades finished with a conventional heat treat.

Specs will vary slightly from piece to pieces since these are hand made.