Combat quality Saxon-Viking sword with wooden scabbard.

The Practical Viking Sword (SH2047) follows in the footsteps of our SH2106 and SH2046 Practical Swords, adding another weapon to the re-enactor's repertoire. 

This very affordable piece features authentic hilt styling, with a fully tempered un-edged and un-pointed blade, and is made to withstand rugged use while providing the level of safety required by many of today's re-enactment societies. The grip is permanently mounted and the tang is riveted for safety. The blade is fullered for balance and features 1/16" wide edges and rounded tips for safety. The tangs are also substantial, with radiused corners at the blade shoulders and no welds. The end of the tang is riveted over the pommel, which both eliminates any possibility of inadvertent disassembly and provides a traditional means of tightening a loose hilt. The hardwood grips are leather-covered. The scabbards are fabricated in glass-filled resin, to provide great impact resistance, to eliminate swelling and to minimize blade corrosion problems. The scabbards now feature belt rings that adjust to allow vertical or horizontal carry. The wood-grain finish is attractive, but most re-enactors will decorate the scabbard to match their persona. The Practical Viking sword is based on our Godfred sword, whose design originated in 9th century Scandinavia. The lobate pommel and down-turned guard are typical of Viking swords of the period, as is the broad blade with its deep, full-length fullers. 

The sword is well-balanced and, with a weight slightly over 2 lbs, it is very quick.

Most re-enactors cover the scabbard in leather (which can be tooled and painted) and then add bronze fittings. See CAST BRONZE section for choice.

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