Petersen Type Z we named for "Ingvar Vittfarne," a Viking who led an ill-fated
journey eastwards on the Russian rivers, late in the Viking age (1036-1046).
"Vittfarne" is a nickname, meaning "He Who Travels Far."
The Type Z is a late style of Viking sword, belonging to the 11th C. It
also has Eastern origins, so it would fit with this historical person
and one of the last great Viking journeys. There are many rune stones
commemorating the journey, all mentioning warriors who died. It is said
that only one ship returned.
The Type Z swords are mostly found in the Baltic region, but also occur
in Norwegian, and even English, find locations.
sword features rounded edges, stainless steel hilt components, and a dark
brown leather-wrapped grip.
length: 35.6" (90.5 cm)
Blade length: 29.5" (74.9 cm)
Blade width: 2.125" (5.4 cm)
CoG: 4.625" (11.75 cm)
CoP: 20.625" (52.4 cm)
Weight: 2.8 lbs (1.15 kg)
The Albion Skirmish Line Vittfarne...