The Battle of Hastings in 1066 sealed the Anglo-Saxons' final defeat against the Normans, who crowned William the Conqueror as their new king; a cruel genocidal maniac by modern standards who was responsible for the "harrying of the North" between 1069 and 1071, which resulted in the deaths of up to 100,000 people through starvation and murder. At the same time, this momentous event marked the end of the Viking Age: the Vikings eventually settled down after all of their conquests, and as Christianized Normans, they even fought in the crusades in the name of their new god. This sword was created during a period of significant change during World War II. It is both a late Viking sword and a late Norse sword.
It's entirely made by hand. Heat-treated malleable cast iron is used for the guard and the distinctive pommel. The spring steel blade is hand-riveted to the pommel and oil-tempered to 48-50° Rockwell. Leather straps adorn the hilt. The blade features a pronounced fuller that provides tremendous flexibility while also reducing weight. For safety, the blade's edges are dull and the tip is rounded. The leather-wrapped wooden scabbard has a wooden belt loop (maximum belt width 5 cm) as well as a steel chape.
- Blade material: spring steel EN45, heat-treated
- Rockwell hardness of blade: 48-50° HRC
- Overall length: approx. 88 cm
- Blade length: approx. 73 cm
- Max. blade width: approx. 45 mm
- Point of Balance: approx. 15 cm from the guard
- Including leather-wrapped wooden scabbard
- Weight (without scabbard): approx. 1300 g
|Material||Blade material: spring steel EN45, heat-treated, Rockwell hardness of blade: 48-50° HRC|
|Blade Size||73 cms|
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- Model: 91838
- Weight: 1.50kg