Early Viking Sword Godfred with Scabbard, Practical Blunt
Early Viking Sword Godfred with Scabbard, practical blunt SK-B
The original of this battle-ready reconstruction was once wielded by the Danish King Godfred (also referred to as Gudfred or Gudrød). Up to his death in 810, King Godfred lived and ruled in Hedeby (also called Haithabu),the principal Viking settlement on the Jutland peninsula (close to the town of Schleswig).
The sword dates from the 8th century and its shape is characteristic of an Early Medieval Viking sword: a short guard slightly curved forward, a straight double-edged blade with a distinctive fuller, and a broad pommel with three bulges.
This sword is hand-crafted. The guard and the three-lobed pommel are made of heat-treated malleable cast iron. The spring steel blade is hand-riveted to the pommel. The hilt is wrapped with broad leather straps. The blade is oil-tempered up to 48-50° Rockwell and has a distinctive fuller which offers both great flexibility and a lesser weight. The edges of the blade are blunt and the tip is rounded for safety.
The leather-wrapped wooden scabbard has two straps with buckles. These can be fastened to the straps of a sword belt if required.
Battle-ready Sword Category: SK-B
Blade material: spring steel EN45, heat-treated
Rockwell hardness of blade: 48-50° HRC
Overall length: approx. 95 cm
Blade length: approx. 79.5 cm
Max. blade width: approx. 44 mm
Point of Balance: approx. 17 cm from the guard
Including leather-wrapped wooden scabbard
Weight (without scabbard): approx. 1340 g