The Battle of Hastings in 1066 sealed the final defeat of England against the Normans, who crowned hereupon William the Conqueror as their new king. At the same time, this historic event marks the end of the Viking Age: Through all their conquests, the Vikings ultimately settled down, and, as Christianized Normans, even fought in the crusades in the name of their new god.
This sword coincides precisely with this wartime era, which was marked by significant changes. It can be qualified as a late Viking sword as well as a Norman sword.
It is solely hand-crafted. The guard and the characteristic pommel are made out of heat-treated malleable cast iron. The spring steel blade is oil-tempered up to 48-50° Rockwell and hand-riveted to the pommel. The hilt is leather-strapped. The blade has a distinctive fuller which offers both great flexibility and a lesser weight. The edges of the blade are blunt and the tip is rounded for safety.
The beautiful wooden scabbard is leather-wrapped and features a wooden belt loop (max. belt width 5 cm) as well as a steel chape.
This is the practical blunt version of our Norman sword.
Details: - Battle-ready Sword
- 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