11th Century Viking Sword
The National Museum of Finland, Helsinki
Exquisitely crafted, the 11th C. Suontaka Viking sword is the finest of its kind. The elegantly carved knot-work on the guard and pommel reflect the height of Viking art.
Mirroring the dragon-prowed ships of the raiding Norsemen, the guard and pommel show the scrolling knots of dragons in interlocking loops. The blade has a deep, crisp fuller typical among Viking swords of the period, impeccably complimenting the intricate hilt design.
- 5160 High Carbon Steel Differential
- Hardening : 60 Rockwell at the Edge
- 50 At the Core
- Fittings: Bronze
- Total Length: 36″
- Blade length: 30″
- Blade width at base: 2″
- blade thickness: 1.48 mm
- Weight: 2 lbs 3 oz
Interestingly however, little is known about the sword, its maker, and the Viking woman it was made for. While the remarkable grace and detail suggest a person of high rank or status, no clues attest as to who exactly this princess was.
Manufactured in Canada