Viking Sword Description
The Viking sword (also known as the Viking age sword) or Ulfberht sword is the type of sword prevalent in Western and Northern Europe during the Early Middle Ages. The Viking sword developed in the 8th century from the Merovingian sword and was the primary sword used by the Scandinavian based Viking people. The sword was derived from the Roman Gladius sword. It is a single handed sword with a sharp tip and edges designed for slashing as well as thrusting. Viking swords remained popular until the 12th century where they blended into Norman swords which were the first stages of the knightly sword.
This scimitar sword is made from 1095 steel which accurately matches the very hard steel content of ancient rapier swords. Currently, 1095 steel is the highest carbon steel commonly used in swords. It has a carbon level of .95% which is one of the highest carbon levels for any type of steel. The most common high carbon swords are 1045 steel which only have .45% carbon content in the steel. 1095 steel is known for its ability to maintain an edge and is an incredibly hard steel. 1095 steel typically has a hardness of 56-58 HRC. While lacking flexibility, the steel excels at remaining sharp even through high impact collisions and can easily be resharpened.
Handle Material: Rope
Overall Length: 17.5"
Rockwell Hardness: 56-58 HRC
Sheath: Leather sheath
Blade Material: 1095 steel
Viking Short Sword Sword- High Carbon 1095 Steel Sword- 17.5"
This is, by far, my favorite short blade. Very straight, very sturdy. Nicely wrapped leather handle, well balanced. Only issue I had is the sheath is coming apart at the bottom, but for me that's an easy fix. Very well done. Perfect size for carry, and perfect thickness for my taste.
Perfect short blade