Steelcrafts Hand-Forged Ashdown Viking Sword
Windlass Steelcrafts Hand-Forged Ashdown Viking Sword - Battle Ready with High Carbon Steel and Full-Tang - Includes Scabbard and Belt
In 871 AD, the young Prince Alfred, later known as Alfred the Great, valiantly lead the army of King Ethelred of Wessex in a glorious victory against a large invading Danish army. This sword signifies the main weapon used in this now decisive battle. The armorers of Windlass Steelcrafts have forged this sword from high carbon steel. The full, extra-wide fuller makes the blade light and deadly.
The crossguard has been lavishly decorated with raised knot work and both it and the pommel are steel and have been darkened to a forge finish. Soft worn leather covers the lamed wooden grip. A matching period leather scabbard with belt is included, which has a highly decorative metal shoe.
This is an authentic real sword, and should be treated with respect. The blade can be sharpened by a blade technician, while the high carbon steel will ensure the sword keeps the edge. Great for decorations, this is the perfect unique gift for any viking and history enthusiast. Only keep a beautiful sword you know you can count on.
- Overall Length -37", Blade Length -31", Blade Width - 1-7/8", Blade Thickness - 3/16" and Weight-2.9 oz |
- The High carbon steel blade has been properly heat treated and fully tempered so that it is strong and capable to hold an edge - This is a real viking sword |
- Full, extra-wide fuller keeps the long viking sword light and makes it a capable weapon |
- Steel Crossguard is lavishly decorated with raised knot work and Pummel is also made of steel darkened to give antique look |
- Grip and Scabbard are wrapped with genuine leather; Scabbard has decorated steel Chape and has a leather waist belt
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.
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.