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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 had been looking for a good handmade viking sword for years and never found anything that fit the bill. It need to be hand made, the correct weight and dimensions and beautiful but simple, not over the top. The River scheldt sword definitely ticked all those boxes, i also appreciate how well it was packed. Many Thanks- D.L Unknown on 7th Dec 2021
I purchased the Viking River Scheldt Sword.
I always wanted to buy a ‘real’ sword. I’m no re-enactor or expert but I’ve always loved history & now was the time.
A mate brought The Medieval Shoppe to my attention.
The price was right. Free shipping!
I took the plunge.
I was not disappointed.
It is a thing of beauty!
Exactly as described.
The awe as one draws it from it’s scabbard.
My Wife kinda understands but my mates? They get it.
It’s a connection to history & it’s a real Sword.
What am I gonna do with it?
I don’t know.
Do I care?
Not one bit.
As a Facebook friend said when I proudly posted about it’s acquisition - “Every man should have a Sword.”
I agree! email@example.com on 12th Nov 2021
Just received today and all in goood shape, (no shipping damage). Nice sword for the money, feels good in the hand, will do a little work to the bade, really like the brass guard and pommel.
Blade fits snug in the guard, for any one interested in this sword it gets my recommendation for great value. Andrew Carswell on 4th Jan 2021
You can read the description, you can even watch the YouTube clip. It's not until you hold this sword that you really appreciate it's quality craft. James on 22nd Sep 2020
As all the positive statements proceeding this have stated, this is a well crafted and strong sword. Awesome value for money. This sword now has pride of place in my Survival Room. James on 27th Aug 2020
What a piece!
It’s such a low cost for such a strong, detailed replica from long ago. Delivered quickly. If you need a forever practical blade, or a sword to pass down to someone, this is the work you need to add to your armoury.
Thanks again Medievilshoppe. I’m over the moon with it <3 Woodsy on 11th May 2020
Absolutely fantastic blade, the quality is top notch. I own another sword from the same price point and the quality of the River Scheldt Sword is incomparable.
A few spots, on close inspection, show certain characteristics from being hand forged, making this one unique from any other which I think is amazing.
Will definitely buy yet again from Medieval Shoppe and looking forward to another Hillside Forge creation! David on 19th Apr 2020
I have owned swords and other medieval weapons since the age of 21 and this is by far my favourite sword so far. It is finely made with excellent quality and I would definitely come back to this store to purchase again.
Thank you! Alexander Pleunik on 31st Mar 2020
1.This sword is well made very light and fast.
2.Handle is well made and fist well in the hand.
3.Brass fittings are well made.
Can not find any faults with the sword at all if your looking for a well made sword that cuts nice and feel good in your hands look no further this is your sword. Paul Matheson on 4th Dec 2019
Excellent sword I am very pleased with it !
Cheers Arthur on 26th Jun 2018