Ouse 10th Century Lobed Thane's Sword with Scabbard Battle Ready and Sharp
Gjermundbu 10th Century Lobed Thane's Sword with Scabbard Battle Ready and Sharp
This Viking sword was forged from the original, dating from the late 9th - early 10th Century. The original sword was found in 1928 in the river Ouse near Cawood Castle, South of York. Kept in relatively good condition, the sword was displayed at the Tower of London for many years, until it was auctioned during the 50’s by Sotheby’s. The characteristics of this Viking sword, with the blade tapered to a blunt tip, indicates that it was an ideal slashing weapon.
The Viking sword's beautiful veined hardwood handle reflects the efforts the Vikings placed on the aesthetic appeal of their weapons. The sword is very well balanced and is one of the lightest swords of the Medieval period. The creative and artistic talent of the Vikings is clearly demonstrated by the beautifully detailed pommel and smooth guard. The importance Vikings placed on their swords is well documented. One of the important works on the subject, "The Sword in Anglo Saxon England" by H.R. Ellis Davidson links the central role the Viking sword played in the daily activities of the Norsemen. Such activities included, but were not limited to, warfare, attainment of manhood, and the last funeral rites.
The warrior culture of the Vikings did in no way undermine their artistic creativity. Quite the opposite, the artistic genius and cultural achievements of the people are clearly reflected in their swords, jewelry and other Viking weapons. The literary sources of the Norsemen, such as their sagas and poems, reveal of the quality of a good sword and its significance in Viking society. With this in mind, our goal was to forge a Viking sword which reflects their spirit and embraces the cultural achievements attained by the Viking people.
- 10th Century (Early) Viking Full Tang Tempered Battle Ready Hand Forged Sharp Sword by Warrior Replicas |
- Overall Size: 36-1/4" / Blade Size: 30-1/4" / Blade width: 1-13/16" / Blade Thickness: 3/16" |
- Blade material: High Carbon Steel / Blade: Full Tang, Razor Sharp Edge |
- BONUS: Sword Frog / Scabbard : Leather (Hand Forged in India) |
- Weight W/O Scabbard: 2 lbs 10 oz / Weight W/Scabbard: 3 lbs 2 oz
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Unless indicated differently in each product description, our shields are made out of 15mm thick birch plywood and consolidated by a steel hand-hammered umbo and iron bolts.
Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns
We offer free US shipping. The average estimated shipping time is 30 days, including a 7 to 15 days of production for our more complex handmade crafts.
Unless advised otherwise under each product listing, we have a 30-day return policy and a hassle free return policy if you are not satisfied with your item. Terms and conditions apply.
Unless indicated otherwise, our shields have a 24 inches diameter (61 cm) and weights around 6.6 pounds (3 kg)
Because these are handmade products made with real wood blanks the sizes, textures and overall appearance may vary from the product photos and description. Some blanks might be smaller than anticipated, or larger sizes too thick to transport at a low cost.
We recommend applying three or four times per year some beeswax polish to protect the wood surface from moisture and sunlight. Apply the oil onto a lint-free cloth and rub into the wooden surface following the direction of the grain. Leave for 3-4 minutes and buff over with a clean cloth.
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Authentic Viking Craftsmanship
We take great pride in creating by hand, and with the highest quality materials authentic viking crafts for raiding, display, and collection purposes.
Shields are expensive to ship; they are often large and heavy. But we want to make sure that you never get surprised by this high cost. This means that we sometimes lose money shipping to the far reaches of the U.S. At the end of the day, we care more about sharing this passion for Norse heritage with you than the money we make.
If you aren't happy, or decide you want a different design, we have an easy exchange program for our shields. Just return ship the item and as soon as we receive it, we'll dispatch your replacement within 2 business days.