Damaskoitu "viikinkimiekka". Tämä ei ole millintarkka jäljennös mistään tietystä kappaleesta, mutta malliltaan se jäljittelee eräitä merovingiajan lopun/viikinkiajan taitteen miekkoja.
Pattern welded "viking sword". As model for this one I used some finnish swords from late vendel era / very beginning of viking age. These swords still have some similarities to vendel swords, like handle parts casted from bronze and shape of the pommel. In these swords guards are one piece, unlike those of vendel swords, but in some cases they are shaped so that they remind those three part guards of vendel swords. One good example of these swords can be seen here [link]
Blade is pattern welded and it is forged to the shape. Fuller is also forged. Handle parts are casted from bronze, and they are hollow like the original ones. Hollow is filled with gybsum and adhesive. Grip and strap bridge are made from salix caprea wood. Sheath is wooden, covered with leather. Inside there is woolen lining.
Lenght of the sword is 93 cm, blade lenght is 76 cm. Weight is 1320g .