Introducing our Viking Sword, a stunning homage to the legendary blades of the Early Middle Ages that once graced the hands of Scandinavian-based Viking warriors. Also known as the Viking Age sword or Carolingian sword, it carries the rich heritage of Western and Northern Europe.
The Viking sword, an evolution of the Merovingian sword, emerged in the 8th century and became the quintessential weapon of Viking warriors. Rooted in history, it traces its lineage back to the Roman Gladius sword. This single-handed sword is characterized by a keen edge and finely honed design, ideal for both slashing and thrusting maneuvers. Its legacy extended until the 12th century, where it gradually transitioned into the Norman swords, marking the early stages of the knightly sword.
Crafted with precision, our Viking Sword is forged from the finest 1095 steel, renowned for its exceptional carbon content of 0.95%, one of the highest among sword-making materials. This steel's remarkable ability to maintain a sharp edge is matched only by its extraordinary hardness, typically registering at 56-58 HRC. However, 1095 steel can be rigid, making flexibility a crucial factor in sword construction. To address this, we employ the ancient technique of clay tempering. Thick layers of clay are meticulously applied to the blade, leaving only the edge exposed during quenching. This process ensures that the edge retains its sharpness, while the rest of the blade gains the necessary flexibility. The result is a sword that strikes the perfect balance between strength and sharpness, a testament to both its craftsmanship and heritage.
- Overall Length: 38"
- Rockwell Hardness: 56-58 HRC
- Sheath: Exquisite Leather Sheath
- Blade Material: 1095 Steel
Embrace the spirit of the Viking age with our Viking Sword, a high-carbon Damascus steel masterpiece, exuding an antique charm in its 38" frame. Channel the strength and legacy of these ancient warriors with this exceptional piece of history and craftsmanship.