Saxiskt svärd nr 01



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Saxon Sword with Scabbard

This beautiful reconstruction of a one-handed Saxon sword is based on various preserved – or partially preserved – original examples from the 5th and 6th c. AD (Migration Period).

Shape-wise, this single-handed sword is a classic example of a Germanic, Dark Ages weapon.
It features a wooden grip, a short, stout guard, a generously sized pommel, and a broad, straight, double-edged EN45 spring steel blade with a wide, long fuller. The edges are not sharpened, and the blade’s full tang is threaded to the pommel.
Just like many originals from this time period, the pommel is composed of several parts riveted together. The same three-part layout, which consists of an intermediate wooden layer ”sandwiched” between two cast brass elements, was used for the guard as well and makes for beautifully contrasting accents.

This decorative, good value sword comes complete with a black wood-and-leather scabbard with a brass throat and chape.

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

– Material: EN45 spring steel blade (high carbon steel, not stainless), wood-and-brass guard and pommel, wooden grip
– Overall length: approx. 101.5 cm
– Blade length: approx. 84 cm
– Blade thickness: approx. 4 mm (cutting edges approx. 1 mm)
– Hilt length: approx. 17.5 cm (grip approx. 10 cm)
– Max. blade width: approx. 4.3 cm
– Point of balance: approx. 21 cm from the guard
– Incl. wooden scabbard with leather cover and brass fittings
– Weight without scabbard: approx. 1.26 kg
– Weight with scabbard: approx. 1.83 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 Oil, which is ideally suited for steel care.

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