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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.
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lukosv Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is exquisite work man.
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:iconsaiyanswordsman995:
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.
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:iconhufflepuffcrazy22:
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.
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:iconzoukboy:
Gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous!
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jarkko1 Jul 10, 2013   Artisan Crafter
thank you
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:iconjanski-designs:
Awesome blade!!!
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jarkko1 Jul 10, 2013   Artisan Crafter
thanks!
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jarkko1 Jun 9, 2013   Artisan Crafter
thanks
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Edwulff May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
awesome!!
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