The Viking

(Viking Type H)

This style of Viking era sword is referred to as a Type H hilt in Petersen’s Typology. It is the most prominent hilt type found on swords from the Viking Age and spans a time period from late 8th C to late 10th C The hilt components are investment cast in mild steel from original waxes carved by Peter Johnsson, based on Peter’s first-hand examination and documentation of period originals of this type. The components are tumbled to a satin finish. The blade is classified as a Geibig Type 4 (which some consider a sub-classification of the Oakeshott Type X), hand-ground from 1075 steel to a basic satin finish, heat-treated by hand in the Albion Forge Shop. These swords will not be sold sharp, unless otherwise requested by the customer (sharpening available for a small additional fee.).The grip is of stabilized birch, wrapped with black leather.

Overall length: 36.75″ (92 cm)
Blade length: 30″ (77 cm)
Blade width: 2.3″ (6 cm)
CoB: 5.125″ (13 cm)
CoP: 19.75″ (50 cm)
Weight: 2 lbs 10 oz (1.19 kilos)


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Additional information

Grip Option

Leather wrap, Black, Leather wrap, Red, Leather wrap, Oxblood, Leather wrap, Dark Brown, Leather wrap, Campaign Brown, Leather wrap, Custom Dye (add $25)

Hilt Finish

Satin Polish, Blackened Parts (add $55), Antique (add $75)