Viking Ulfberht Sword
Based on a sword pictured in Ian Pierce's book "Swords of the Viking Age". According to legend, a Nordic smith named Ulfberht developed the first all steel blade. This was a crucial development in swords. 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. The Ulfberht sword was a leap in technology and design. Made not of strips, but a good carbon steel blade with enough carbon content to produce an excellent sword. This sword is one of the most important swords in the study of Medieval weapons. Hand crafted from high carbon spring steel. The engravings on both sides of the blade are copied exactly from the original. Steel Brazil nut pommel and crossguard. Hardwood grip wrapped in leather. Complete with scabbard. Ships with an unsharpened edge. 35 3/4" overall with a 30 1/4" blade. Weighs around 3 pounds.