Shifford Viking Sword - Oakeshott Type X

Product image 1Shifford Viking Sword #049 Oakeshott Type X blade with 5 lobed pommel and leather grip.
Product image 2Shifford Viking Sword #049 Oakeshott Type X blade with 5 lobed pommel three quarter view.
Product image 3Shifford Viking Sword #049 Oakeshott Type X blade with 5 lobed pommel and leather grip side view.
Product image 4Shifford Viking Sword #049 Oakeshott Type X blade black leather grip.
Product image 5Shifford Viking Sword #049 Oakeshott Type X blade.
Product image 6Shifford Viking Sword #049 Oakeshott Type X blade with 5 lobed pommel and leather grip full length view.

Regular price $960.00

Circa 950 Viking, Reading Museum, England

Overall Length: 33.125"

Blade Length: 28"

Blade Width: 1.7"

Quillon Width: 4.13"

Grip Length: 3.2"

Balance Point: 2.9"

Weight: 1.8 lbs

This sword is based on a 10th century original dredged from the Thames River at Shifford. The shape of the pommel and crossguard are faithfully reproduced, as is the characteristic short grip. Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and Danes all would have used swords of this form in the tumultuous 10th Century in England.

The fullered blade of this sword is an Oakeshott Type X. This type of blade is light enough for the quick wrist movements needed for the athletic style of combat practiced by the Vikings. The fullered blade is an innovation for reinforcement of the cutting edge while adding minimal weight.

Gripping the Nordic swords has been a topic of much discussion over the last several decades. Many people today find the feel of authentic grips of this type strange to handle at first. If you are interested in how such swords where handled we suggest checking out this interesting discussion at myArmoury.com.

 

Shipping Domestic US 44.00 (multiple sword shipping discounted)

International customers please contact us for a shipping quote. We feel your pain with the steep increases in international shipping over the past few years. We strive to find the most economical and reliable sources to ship to you.

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