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Viking Ulfberht Sword 26-500864

Viking Ulfberht Sword

Copied from a sword shown in Ian Pierce’s book Swords of the Viking Age

An old legend has it that a Nordic smith named Ulfberht developed the first all steel blade. This crucial development achieved near-mythical status among warriors, making this one of the most important swords in the study of medieval weapons. Several of these blades from slightly different time periods exist, some engraved in gratitude and reverence with Ulfberht’s hallowed name.

Prior to the Ulfberht swords, all European swords were of the pattern welded variety. Soft iron bars were welded together with strips of steel, forged into a blade shape, then a steel edge was welded onto the sword. But, the Ulfberht sword was a quantum leap in both technology and design. Made not of strips, but good carbon steel blades with enough carbon content to produce excellent swords. The design of the sword was also an improvement. The blade tapered more sharply to the point than did previous blades. This put the balance of the sword closer to the hand, making a sword that was faster on both the stroke and recovery than previous blades.

The engravings on both sides of our blade are copied exactly so that our reproduction is identical, warts and all. Made of high carbon steel (actually better than the original) it is beautifully balanced. The grip is wood wrapped with leather. The stout cross guard is steel and the pommel is of the Brazil nut shape that was quite popular at the time, both with Vikings and the rest of Europe. A beautiful and important sword. Comes with scabbard. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts. Can be sharpened for an additional fee.

Measurements
Overall: 35-3/4"
Blade: 30-1/4" long, 2-1/8" wide
Wt: 3 lbs

We can also provide Engraving Services. Click Here to see more details.

This item can be personalized as follows:
Intials: 1 line, up to 3 characters from grip to tip
Sword: 2 lines up to 25 characters above ricasso from grip to tip

Please note:
We cannot accept returns on sharpened or personalized items (i.e. engraved) that are not defective. They may not be returned because of the customization that has been done to the product. Be sure when you order; all sales are final!
Era:Medieval: Europe - Crusades - EnglandSKU#:26-500864MSRP:$210.00

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Engraving Services
Initials: 1 line, up to 3 characters from grip to tip [Add $15.00]
"Sword" Engraving 1st line 15 characters [Add $25.00]
"Sword" Engraving 2nd line 25 characters [Add $25.00]
Summary
Base Price: $195.00 Customized Price: $195.00
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