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.