The Viking Sword

Viking Sword

With the upcoming release of the novel Stormforge in 2020, A new Viking Saga inspired by the Orkneyinga Sagas.

I thought I would share a short post about the The Viking Sword. I have a huge fascination with swords, and the Viking Sword showcased in this post I hold in my own collection.

This particular Viking Sword by Marto of Toledo Spain is a reproduction of a Viking sword of the 9th -10th century, characterized by a large steel made blade with a central fuller along its upper third. The bronze plated cast metal hilt is finely worked with geometrical and abstract figures.

The Viking Age sword (also Viking sword) or Carolingian sword is the type of sword prevalent in Western and Northern Europe during the Early Middle Ages.

The Viking raids sudden appearance by the end of the 8th century are attributed to overpopulation and opportunity. The increase in trade in Europe meant increased chances for piracy. Basic Viking armament comprised a sword or axe, spear and shield, and a short knife attached to their belts. Of these weapons, the sword was the most popular and was considered with great respect, especially in the case of swords that had been handed down from generation to generation.

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