Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Viikinkimiekka IV by jarkko1 Viikinkimiekka IV by jarkko1
Rautakautisen miekan jäljennös.

Viking age sword.

Blade is pattern welded. There is two pattern welded rods in the middle and solid carbon steel edges. Blade is forged to the shape, fuller is also forged. Blade is also hardened and it is sharp. Cross and pommel are forged from iron, covered with copper and silver wire inlays.

As model I used sword found from Perniö's Tiikkinummi. It is distinctive type 2, in typology of Petersen. That kind of swords date to the late vendel era and early viking age. Perniö's sword had hilt covered with silver wires only, but I used twisted silver and copper wires, and also some plain copper and silver wires, instead of that.

Grip and strap bridge are salix caprea wood. Scabbard is also wooden, covered with leather.

Blade lenght is 74,5 cm and overall lenght 90 cm.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconjdude1:
Jdude1 Featured By Owner 12 hours ago
How much
Reply
:iconjulianantunes:
JulianAntunes Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  New member Professional Artisan Crafter
Love it, amazing pattern.
Reply
:iconshishikokoroyuki:
shishikokoroyuki Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Pretty!
Reply
:iconnoneofurbussiness:
noneofurbussiness Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Amazing 
Reply
:iconlukosv:
lukosv Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is exquisite work man.
Reply
:iconsaiyanswordsman995:
SaiyanSwordsman995 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist
Dude! This is awesome! How do you make Damascus steel by the way? As in what specific metals and techniques do you use to make it? I would like to learn how one day and make something out of Damascus steel.
Reply
:iconjarkko1:
jarkko1 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014   Artisan Crafter
In pattern welding I normally use 15N20, 1%carbon steel and/or soft iron. For sword edges I use normally 0,6%-0,8% carbon steel, solid or sometimes layered. As flux I use plain borax, not cooked or anything. And I do forgewelding in traditional coal forge.
Reply
:iconsaiyanswordsman995:
SaiyanSwordsman995 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist
Very nice! Also, is there a way to add carbon to a piece of High Carbon steel? Like say I have a piece of 1018 steel and I want to make it into 1065 or 1075. Is there a way to do that?
Reply
:iconjarkko1:
jarkko1 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Its possible to add carbon into iron/steel. But thats a process that you really must immerse into. And when doing this old way the carbon content is not exact. So if you want to get some specific steel quality, just buy it. But if you are interested to make own steel from iron or even from ore, then carbonizing would be appropriate. But as said, the exact carbon content is mystery when doing carbonizing primitive way. I have not carbonized my self made iron, but maybe I'll someday try that. But Im not going to advise anybody in this subject, as I dont have any hands-on knowledge yet.
Reply
:iconhufflepuffcrazy22:
Hufflepuffcrazy22 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
How much praise and money would it cost to ask you to make me a sword and scabbard like this but cheaper? Nothing fancy just a well built sturdy handle and guard and no engraved pattern blade. I am 5'8 and 150 lbs just to give you a range on the balance of the sword. Thanks let me know.
Reply
:iconzoukboy:
zoukboy Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous!
Reply
:iconjarkko1:
jarkko1 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013   Artisan Crafter
thank you
Reply
:iconjanski-designs:
Janski-Designs Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
Awesome blade!!!
Reply
:iconjarkko1:
jarkko1 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013   Artisan Crafter
thanks!
Reply
:iconalomhordozo57:
alomhordozo57 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Nice work!
Reply
:iconjarkko1:
jarkko1 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013   Artisan Crafter
thanks
Reply
:iconedwulff:
Edwulff Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
awesome!!
Reply
:iconjarkko1:
jarkko1 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013   Artisan Crafter
thanks
Reply
:iconhaggisfist:
HaggisFist Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Jarkko. Man...this is THE most beautifully crafted sword I have seen, and I have seen many, many, many. I understand this process very well and am just stunned. This is what pattern welded steel hopes it can be when it is born in the forge. my god.
Reply
:iconjarkko1:
jarkko1 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
Reply
:iconkoosh138:
Koosh138 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
I would love to see the process of how you got the middle section like that.
Reply
:iconjarkko1:
jarkko1 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Well, you can find pretty much info about pattern welding, from internet.
Reply
:iconkoosh138:
Koosh138 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
true
Reply
:iconhaggisfist:
HaggisFist Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Koosh. Look up a guy named Greg Delauney. (sp?) On Youtube. He's got a wonderful series of vids on him crafting a Viking sword. Similar to Jarkko's work here, but not quite as cool >:)
Reply
:iconkoosh138:
Koosh138 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Thanks, I've been thinking of playing around with a forge for while.
Reply
:iconhaggisfist:
HaggisFist Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Sorry. [link] That'll help.
Reply
:iconalcoraiden:
alcoraiden Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
This is absolutely gorgeous. So clean a blade that I'm just stunned. The pattern-welding is beautiful; the grip is elegant; the detail in the copper and silver wires is very fine and well done. Nice simple design on the scabbard also!
Reply
:iconjarkko1:
jarkko1 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the praise :)
Reply
:iconeas89:
eas89 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Nää on kyllä aina yhtä upeita, hienoa työtä. Kahva ja veriuran kuviointi erityisen upeita.
Reply
:iconjarkko1:
jarkko1 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Kiitosta
Reply
:iconstirro:
Stirro Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Piruvie et on hieno!
Reply
:iconjarkko1:
jarkko1 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012   Artisan Crafter
kiitti
Reply
:iconmitchel-jacobsen:
Mitchel-Jacobsen Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012   Artisan Crafter
That hilt is to die for. So is the blade for that matter!
Reply
:iconjarkko1:
jarkko1 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012   Artisan Crafter
I/H type is my favorite, but thats not bad either.
Reply
:iconmitchel-jacobsen:
Mitchel-Jacobsen Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Yeah, those are nice. I just love the details on the pommel!
Reply
:iconvikingjon:
vikingjon Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Amazing.
Reply
:iconjarkko1:
jarkko1 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012   Artisan Crafter
thanks
Reply
:iconsixtoramosmetalsmith:
SixtoRamosMetalsmith Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Impressive work!! I salute your mastery...

If I may ask, what two steels did you use? 1095 and 15n20?
and, after the ferric chloride, did use any other bath to darken and or passivate the carbon steel?
Reply
:iconjarkko1:
jarkko1 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thanks. The pattern welding contains carbonsteel 0,8% and A203E. Edges are 0,6% carbonsteel. After ferric I just cleaned and oiled it.
Reply
:iconzoelovesnaruto:
zoelovesnaruto Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student Photographer
somehow i cant even comprehend it because its that awesome :o
Reply
:iconjarkko1:
jarkko1 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012   Artisan Crafter
heh, thank you
Reply
:icontaka67:
Taka67 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Gorgeous blade!
Reply
:iconjarkko1:
jarkko1 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012   Artisan Crafter
thanks
Reply
:iconjokumarsu:
jokumarsu Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Pidän tosi paljon noista kuvioinneista, taidokasta työtä.
Reply
:iconjarkko1:
jarkko1 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012   Artisan Crafter
kiitosta vaan
Reply
:iconhalf-goat:
Half-Goat Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
vakkert!
Reply
:iconjarkko1:
jarkko1 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012   Artisan Crafter
thanks
Reply
:iconproofrockpilchard:
ProofrockPilchard Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is rare that you see anything as finely crafted as this. I can barely tear my eyes away.
Reply
:iconjarkko1:
jarkko1 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thanks, the finishing of such piece takes really lots of time.
Reply
:iconproofrockpilchard:
ProofrockPilchard Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome.
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
September 29, 2012
Image Size
2.1 MB
Resolution
1254×1696
Submitted with
Sta.sh
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
16,727 (1 today)
Favourites
416 (who?)
Comments
101
Downloads
141
×