Albion Skirmish Line
The Wallingford

The hilt on this practice sword is of a little known style: the Wallingford Bridge type. The stunning Viking sword from river Witham (now in the collection of the British Museum) is one good example of a surviving Wallingford Bridge-type hilt.

The upper and lower guard are both curved, like on the Anglo Saxon type L hilts, but the pommel does not have the exaggerated peak that is so typical of those hilt types. Rather, it is similar to the pommel shape of the Petersen R- and S- types.

It seems probable the type is the result of Norse and Anglo-Saxon culture mix, and would belong to the 10th C.

The sword features rounded edges, stainless steel hilt components, and a dark brown leather-wrapped grip.

This sword would be a suitable practice equivalent for the Next Generation Thegn.

Overall length: 35.5" (90.2 cm)
Blade length: 29.875" (75.9 cm)
Blade width: 2.125" (5.4 cm)
CoG: 5.375" (13.65 cm)
CoP: 20.25" (57.4 cm)
Weight: 2.5 lbs (1.04 kg)

The Skirmish Line Wallingford... $605

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