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Viikinkimiekka II by jarkko1 Viikinkimiekka II by jarkko1
Type h viking sword. This kind of swords were common in finland, and elsewhere in northern europe, between 775-1000AD.

Blade is pattern welded, i used 0,6% carbon steel and softer iron for that. Edges are solid 0,6% carbon steel. Blade is forged to the shape, fuller is forged too.

Cross and pommel are made from iron, covered with copper and silver wire inlays. Used 1mm wire for that. Grip is wood, covered with leather wire.

Blade lenght is 80cm and overall lenght 95,5 cm. Weight is about 1,3 kg, maybe little bit less.

Scabbard is wooden, covered with leather.

Some making of pictures can be seen here [link]
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noneofurbussiness Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
How did you make the pattern on the hilt of the sword (those stripes on the metal)? Was it an acid wash of some sort? Also is that how you did the pattern in the middle of the blade as well? 
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Patterns on the hilt are silver and copper wire inlays on iron surface. I have used similar inlay method with different patterns in many of my swords. Blade is pattern welded, sometimes also called damascus. So its forged from many layers of different steels and those layers form the pattern.
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Arumorahe Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012   General Artist
I so much love your blades...
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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timberfox15 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
beautiful
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012   Artisan Crafter
thanks
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timberfox15 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
your welkom
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Koyukionna Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Beautiful work.
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Thank you
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studentofrhythm Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
For tools of death, these things are still beautiful!
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Zenoxen Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I could have one...
Wow! So light! I've got a 110 cm long sword and it weights 5.5 Kg!
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Weight of real viking age swords is usually about 1-1,5 kg. Many "replica" swords of nowadays are way too heavy.

Thanks for the watch and favourites also.
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Zenoxen Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa! That's extrmely light! I could dance with a couple of those in my hands!
Maybe one day, I'll get to buy one ^^


No problem! ^^
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Mskoll Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hell!
you make very good stuff!
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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Mskoll Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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iberiko Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
that blade is amazing....makes me want to learn metalworking and attempting such a feat.....kudos!
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Well, its never too late to learn new things
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:iconiberiko:
iberiko Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
problem is i would not know where to start!....definitely inspiring though, who knows...
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dragon-knight15 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
oh my gods that is a beautiful weapon, I wish I had that handing in my collection.
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Thanks
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dragon-knight15 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
welcome.
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red20 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
Amazing work! I love the stripey style.
Beautiful.
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Thank you
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Jb1992Hjc Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Where can I get one of these? =D
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011   Artisan Crafter
directly from me
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Jb1992Hjc Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:) I like it a lot. You did a very good job. I have looked at many a swords, but this is by far the best master piece I have seen to date. How much would it run me?
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011   Artisan Crafter
You mean how much would it cost? Sorry, but im not willing to sell my products abroad nowadays. Anyway, price for that kind of sword would be about one thousand and five hunred euros.
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Jb1992Hjc Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i figured. thanx anyway!
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011   Artisan Crafter
No problem
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Jb1992Hjc Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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FenixFilia Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, stunning! The pattern in the blade is really cool!
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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MercuryRaven Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
very nice, do you use a power hammer?
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011   Artisan Crafter
I used power hammer to forge the fuller
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Mananaun Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
Herranjessus että on kaunis miekka! : o
Tykästyin tosi paljon varsinkin noihin terän kaiverruksiin.
Tämmösiä töitä kun kattelee niin oppii ajattelemaan omat taitonsa oikeissa mittasuhteissa ;D (Vaikka eri alalla oonkin ja keskityn enimmäkseen koruihin, joista en oo vieläkään saanut aikaseks laitettua kuvia tänne...)
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Kiitokset (: kuviot terässä eivät ole kaiverrettuja vaan terä on damaskoitu. Eli kuviot muodostuvat siis yhteen taotuista erilaisista terälaaduista. Tällä menetelmällä saa aikaan koristeellisia kuvioita, mutta ennenkaikkea rakenteen ansiosta terän rasituskestävyys on huomattavasti parempi kuin yhdestä teräslaadusta taotussa terässä.
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Mananaun Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
Oho, aikamoista hommaa! Mutta tulos on kyllä kaunis, ei oo mennyt työ hukkaan : )
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eas89 Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Student General Artist
Todella komeaa jälkeä, pidän erityisesti terän koristeista.
Kateelliseksihan tässä tulee, kun jollakin on noin hyvät metallin työstö taidot :D
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner May 28, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Kiitokset. Terässä on damaskoitu rakenne, joka saa kuviot aikaan.
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reHannukainen Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Kaunis miekka, pidän etenkin tosta tähtikuviosta, katoin ensin et oot tehny mokume gane väistin ja ponnen, mut toi oli aika ovela kans.. Kauanko oot tehny töitä raudan kaa?
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Kiitosta vaan. Metallihommia on tullut tehtyä nyt pari vuotta aktiivisesti. Satunnaisesti ennenkin.
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LordWobbler Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great inlays on the cross and pommel (love copper and there isn't much copper on viking-style swords in general - historic or modern).
The blade IMHO looks worthy of high-tier bladesmiths, looking forward to see more from you.
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Thanks. I have seen pretty many, mainly H or I type swords with copper inlays, but bronze or brass is more common with silver, indeed.
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VendelRus Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Brilliant work! Seeing your work, it really is obvious that you know not only you crafts but also your historical research. The red on the handle and scabbard works great with the copper inlay.
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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Ugrik Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Rarely i find a sword or a knife here that has such "Wow" effect. Very impressive work!
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Many thanks!
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EgilSterkr Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
On kyllä upea miekka! tosi soturin työväline! Onko miekka terävä vai oletko tarkoittanut sen miekkailuun?
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Kiitoksia vain! Terävä on, en raaskis mennä tuolla treenailemaan :D
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