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Traditionally Made, Heirloom Quality
The Vikings had two kinds of duels, the Holmganga and Einvigi. The exact details haven't survived, but we do know that "Holmganga" meant "going out to the island". We don't suppose both parties came back. Serious stuff, that sort of duel, and that's one of the reasons the Vikings took their swordmaking so seriously.
This lightweight sword, with its impressive cutting power, would have been the ideal weapon for a Holmganga. It was found in the River Scheldt which runs from France, through Belgium and the Netherlands, emptying into the North Sea. It probably dates from around 750 A.D. It's a beautiful example of a sword maker's magic.
Carefully hand-forged sharp blade of high carbon steel. Full tang, wooden grip with leather wrapping, brass pommel and guard. In short, this is a real sword – not a wall-hanger. If you're interested in the Viking period, this could be the highlight of your collection. Comes complete with a scabbard.
I bought this sword 2 years ago to celebrate my Viking heritage. It has slain all enemies with ease - vegetables, bamboo, the odd sapling, & has stood up to steel on steel [except for a mead soaked thrust into a 2 inch solid bit of metal which slightly bent the tip :)]. I had it in storage out of the scabbard for 12 months with a light coat of oil. There is no rust and the blade barely needed sharpening! If I can't get the tip reforged cheaply I will have no problems buying another one. I thought this would be a rough entry level sword at the price but it is incredible value. I'm a shorty but can still pull the sword swiftly from the scabbard and the balance is great. Every Viking should have a sword and every Viking can afford one at this great Shoppe. Tracy on 2nd Aug 2017
You can feel the quality in this sword from the moment you unwrap it. Sword and scabbard fit as one, and the brass just shines through. Has a great, comfortable, feel in the hand. Quality made and superb looking. Love this sword. Another great buy from the Medieval Shoppe. Peter - Sydney on 20th Jun 2017
The quality of this sword is obvious from the moment it is first unwrapped. Scabbard and sword fit well together and the brass just shines through. Has a great feel in the hand and looks superb. Absolutely love this sword! Peter - Sydney on 20th Jun 2017
An absolutely gorgeous swords guys, I'm very impressed with the design and feel of it, and the contrast between the silver and brass colours just make it feel kingly.
Feels and handles very well made, doesn't feel like a cheap chinese knock-off. You can just feel the craftsmanship.
Other then a small dent in the mouth of the scabbard, which isn't noticeable when the sword is in place, I give the service and shipping a thumbs up! Unknown on 1st Apr 2015