Viking Sword / Ulfberht Sword- High Carbon Damascus Steel Sword- 31"
Viking Sword / Ulfberht Sword- High Carbon Damascus Steel Sword- 31"
Viking Sword / Ulfberht Sword- High Carbon Damascus Steel Sword- 31"

Viking Sword / Ulfberht Sword- High Carbon Damascus Steel Sword- 31"

Sale price $99.99 Regular price $269.99

Viking Sword Description

The Viking sword (also known as the Viking age sword) or Ulfberht 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.

Blade Materials

The sword is made from Pattern welded Damascus steel.  Pattern welded Damascus steel is a hard heat treated, folded carbon steel.  There are 11 pieces of steel, folded five times, making 352 layers.  The steel is the perfect combination of hardness and durability with a Rockwell hardness rating between 55 and 56 HRC.  High carbon damascus steel must contain layers of high carbon steel.  The high carbon steel we use is 1095 steel which is the highest content carbon steel used in swords.  The combination of the steel layers creates a sword that is strong enough to hold a powerful edge while having the strength and flexibility to withstand powerful collisions.  This makes the perfect steel for swords.  The handle is wood with brass bolsters.  It comes with a leather sheath.  

Sword Details

Handle Material: Wood with Brass Bolsters

Overall Length: 31"

Rockwell Hardness: 55-56 HRC

Number of layers:  352

Sheath: Leather sheath

Blade Material: Damascus steel

      6 Pieces of Carbon Steel #43 and #40
      5 Pieces of High Carbon Steel 1095
      1st Fold- 11x2=22 Layers
      2nd Fold- 22*2=44 Layers
      3rd Fold- 44*2=88 Layers
      4th Fold- 88*2=176 Layers
      5th Fold- 176*2=352 Layers
Viking Sword- High Carbon Damascus Steel Sword- 31"- Viking Age/ Carolingian Sword

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Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews

Bent blade

Beautiful blade, love it!

I now know why Battling Blades has so many glowing reviews! You truly can't find better without spending at least 5 times as much. It's a beautiful sword, especially after you get it oiled up! I've already ordered my next blade from them. Thanks guys! :D


I was very pleased on the craftmanship it is beautiful!
Thank you so much!
I would highly recommend their products!!!!


I really e joy my blad and scabbard. The workmanship is very good. The metal is beautiful. The lines from the folds make interesting patterns that catch the light in unusual ways. The hilt pommel and guard are well made and comfortable to grip. The weight and balance is good as well. I really like my sword!

No complaints

I have been looking for a place to get fine blades on a limited budget. These blades are worth the wait even if they are not in stock. If you find a better price on a blade than what you find here, it's probably fake or stolen. The people at battling blades obviously care more about their craft than money, and I don't think I need to explain the rarity of that. Also, this is the first time in my life that I have taken the time to write an online review, but this site is noteworthy to say the least. Thanks again.

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