Duna Duna Viking Sword with Scabbard, 10th C



Duna Duna Viking Sword with Scabbard, 10th C.

This beautiful Viking sword is a reconstruction of an original find dated to the period between 950 and 1050, and is classified as a type X according to Petersen’s typology of Viking swords.
The inscriptions on the blade are a distinctive feature of the original sword, which is now in the collection of the Musée de l’Armée in Paris, France. One side is marked with the well-known inscription of the maker ULFBERHT, a Rhineland bladesmith workshop believed to be one of the first sword “brands” (with about 170 swords dated to the 9th to 11th c., bearing the same inscription +VLFBERHT+, and found throughout Europe, even as far as western Russia). The other side bears the inscription DUNA + DUNA XX, a presumed abbreviation, which exact meaning is still unknown.

The replica offered here has a straight, double-edged blade with unsharpened cutting edges. Just like the original find, the broad fuller is engraved with the inscription VLFBERH+T on one side and DUNA + DUNA XX on the other. The hilt consists of a short steel guard with rounded ends, and a wooden grip wrapped in brown leather, that ends in a “tea-cosy” pommel made of steel.

The sword comes complete with a brown wood-and-leather scabbard featuring a steel chape and a wooden suspension loop (max. belt width 5 cm).

Please note that this medieval sword is not a battle-ready weapon. It is designed as a collector´s or decoration/display piece and is not suited for combat re-enactment. Besides its quality as a collectible, it is also perfectly suited as a prop, e.g. to complete your costume.

– Blade material: high carbon steel
– Rockwell hardness: 48 – 52 HRC
– Handle material: leather-wrapped wood, steel pommel and guard
– Overall length: approx. 94.5 cm
– Blade length: approx. 79 cm
– Blade thickness: approx. 5 mm
– Hilt length: approx. 16 cm (grip approx. 10 cm)
– Max blade width: approx. 5.8 cm
– Point of balance: approx. 17 cm from the guard
– Incl. wooden scabbard with genuine leather cover
– Weight without scabbard: approx. 1.4 kg
– Weight with scabbard: approx. 2 kg

Specs may slightly vary from piece to piece.

The steel used here is not rust-proof and might show slight surface tarnishing in places. We recommend you to maintain the blade on a regular basis, for example using Ballistol Universal Oi, which is ideally suited for steel care.

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