River Thames Viking Re-enactment Sword

River Thames Viking Re-enactment Sword

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    This robust re-enactment sword is tempered, has a flat edge and a rounded tip. Although any sword can break (even if used correctly), this sword has all the necessary specifications for theatrical type combat, which requires exciting blade to blade contact for shows, theatrical plays and movie productions. It is based on a sword found in the River Thames at Wandsworth Reach, in 1920 (currently on display in the British Museum).


    • Length: 91.5 cm 
    • Weight: 1.23 kg
    • Crossguard: 9.7 cm
    • Grip: 11.8 cm (suede leather wrap)
    • Blade width: 4.4cm (tapering)
    • With suede leather clad scabbard


    Warning: even a flat-edged, round-ended sword can still be a lethal weapon, and should only be wielded by adults. Simulated combat should be undertaken wearing a steel helmet and all other requisite safely gear.



    River Thames Viking re-enactment sword.
    "The first thing I noticed about this sword is the luxurious suede-leather covered timber scabbard completed with blackened steel fittings, chape and hanging loops. Something I would expect of a far more expensive sword. The sword itself has the same matching suede-leather on the handle and blackened fittings. The pommel is a threaded 3 lobe Viking-style screwed on to a full tang. The blade has a true 2mm safe edge suitable for re-enactment and a long wide fuller. The weight is reasonably far forward with the point of balance at 190mm from the cross-guard but being only 1.2kg, is quite manageable. All up a great looking dark ages/Viking age re-enactment sword and scabbard. And with a treaded pommel you will never have to worry about having those loose rattling guards and handles."
    Lachlan Paterson (lachlanjpaterson@gmail.com)



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