Viking Swords and Norman Swords
Vikings owning a sword was a matter of high prestige and wealth. The Viking sword was a single handed weapon that was in conjunction with a Viking shield. The sword was typically 23 to 37 inches long and the shape was the same as the swords from the Dark Ages. The Viking sword had a tight grip, long deep fullers running almost the length of the blade and a had a lobed or crocked hat style pommel. The fuller increased the strength and flexibility of the Viking sword while reducing the weight. Viking were able to swing faster and have harder strokes, while at the same time, allowing the Viking sword to bend and not break. Medieval Collectibles is proud to carry functional Viking swords from the Viking Age. We have the popular Norman sword, Godfred sword, Trondheim Viking sword and the practical Viking sword.
This Viking Ulfberht sword is 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.
Early Viking swords were forged from layers of iron interwoven with strands of steel to produce a very tough sword. Damascus, or pattern welded steel, was used to make the blade strong enough to withstand the rigors of combat. This is a beautiful reproduction of an actual artifact found in Finland.
Named for the feared 8th century Viking raider, our Godfred Sword is built around a beautifully patterned folded steel blade to replicate the pre-9th century originals.
Patterned after swords that have been discovered in the area around Trodheim, Norway, the sword exhibits early ninth-century styling, a time when the Norwegian Vikings were pillaging Britain and Ireland.
The Vikings exploded out of the north to raid and settle most of the known world. They also warred among themselves and it was not unusual for kings to lead and engage in combat themselves.
This Viking Sword has an overall length of 36.5 inches. The blade of this sword is constructed from stainless steel with a wood handle wrapped with imitation leather. The Viking Sword includes a leather scabbard that has a brass throat and tip.
This beautiful and unique sword was unearthed in Sweden and can be seen in Cultural Atlas Of The Viking World, as well as other publications. Quite famous as an artifact, it displays the unknown swordmaker's skill and imagination.
The Viking Short Sword features a hammered and blackened iron pommel and guard welded to a hefty steel blade. The Viking Short Sword is durable and suitable for stage and reenactment fighting and come to you at a great price.
This Viking Sword is fashioned after an Eighth Century Design. This beautiful sword has a highly polished 33 inch blade with fuller, dark hardwood handle and with polished solid steel pommel and cross guard.
While calling this a Viking Broadsword might seem true to history, the truth is that while the Vikings did use this type of sword, so did the rest of Europe; this style of sword enjoyed widespread use, because of how effective the design was.
The Vikings were a brutal lot, who prided themselves on their warrior prowess. As such, their weapons were not always pretty, but they were always effective, and in that regard, this Skofnung Two Handed Viking Sword is no different from its brothers.
Made from high carbon steel, the sword is a beautifully balanced and highly effective weapon. Capable of both cutting and thrusting, it is also a delight to the eye. Pommel and guard are tastefully decorated with copper.
The British Museum has many fine Viking swords, but one of the most beautiful and deadly is the "Leuterit" sword. Grip is wood with silver pins. Made from high carbon steel and comes complete with scabbard.
The original sword was dredged up from the river Witham. "This sword can be seen in Ian Peirce's "Swords of the Viking Age" page 77 and includes all the original stats and a picture of the original, which we included below.
While not a direct copy of any particular sword, the Viking sword design was inspired by historical examples from the 9th Century, most notably finds from the area around Trondheim, Norway, where the circular indentation hilt decoration was popular.
This Viking sword looks and feels so authentic in the hand that if you close your eyes you can almost feel the mist of the fog rolling off the shore, and hear the crash of waves. The Chieftain leads another adventure of your Viking band to far away lands.
The Viking sword of the 9th and 10th centuries featured a long wide blade with a broad central fuller and two keen edges. The preferred stroke was a hard slash or chopping blow, so the point was fairly rounded but was useful for thrusting.
The Erik the Red Viking Sword by Marto is the sword of the legendary Viking settler who discovered and named Greenland.
This plain Viking Sword with Scabbard is the perfect picture of what type of sword the average Viking might have carried, circa 950AD. Of course, an actual Viking's sword at the time would have been a bit more worn, thanks to years of use and care.
This simple yet attractive Viking sword is modeled after an archaeological find that is dated to 1100AD. Named after where the sword was originally found, this Korsoygaden Viking Sword has a distinctive hilt and a broad, deadly looking blade.
The Tinker Norman sword pair, with their distinctive cruciform guards and brazil-nut pommels, are similar in weight and static balance and offer virtually identical handling characteristics.
The celebrated Cawood Sword, named after its discovery location near Cawood Castle in England, is regarded as one of the finest and best-preserved examples of an 11th century Viking sword in existence.
This Viking sword is equal parts effective blade and elegant display. With its broad, classic blade and its impressive hilt, this Norwegian Sword truly is a stunning example of how simple Viking weapons can be made into striking works of art.
The sword of a Viking warrior was already an impressive weapon, but in this Damascus Viking Sword, it is combined with the almost-legendary look of damascus steel, creating a weapon that looks every inch to be a beautiful yet formidable foe.
Vikings were not necessarily known for their love of excessive complexity, but rather for their love of weapons that worked. This Irish Viking Sword is a replica blade that would truly appeal to a Viking, thanks to its simple yet highly effective form.
Modeled after the typical Viking sword, this blade is ideally suited for a respectable and strong Viking Warrior. Classic and historical in its design, the Warrior's Viking Sword with Scabbard is a straight-forward blade that was designed for war.
What the Vikings lacked in appearance, they more than made up for in quality and function: an example of this would be their weapons. Take, for example, the Viking Sword, by Marto: simple, rugged, undecorated, but wickedly effective.
If you were to challenge a Viking to battle, you would likely wind up facing a sword just like this Black Viking Warrior Sword. Rugged and hardy looking, this weapon recreates the iconic appearance of the Viking's classic weapon in stunning detail.
Modeled after the typical Viking sword, this blade is a weapon fit only for a powerful Viking leader or warlord. Classic and historical in its design, the Chieftain's Viking Sword with Scabbard is a straight-forward blade that was designed for battle.
This Migration Period Sword is based on a design that came out of 7th century Europe and was typically favored by many warriors of the age, although none more-so then the migrating Germanic tribes and the Norse warriors who came from the North.
The commonly perpetrated view of Vikings and their weapons being simplistic, utilitarian, and plain is instantly disproved by this 11th Century Viking Sword with Scabbard, which is ornate and intricate in its design, as well as hardy and strong.
In medieval days, damascus steel was steel used in Middle Eastern swordmaking, and was reported to be much stronger than European steel. If that's true, then this Damascus Viking Sword would be quite the weapon, being both beautiful and deadly.
Not only was the damascus steel of the Middle Eastern swordsmiths of old possessed of immense beauty, but it was also said to be legendary for its sharpness and strength. If such were the case, then this Damascus Viking Sword would be nigh-unbeatable.
This Viking blade takes a few liberties with the typical historical design to create something truly appealing, as both a weapon and an artistic work. This Two Handed Viking Sword with Scabbard delivers on both iconic Viking art and hardy design.
If you're looking for a sword that is designed to take on the rigors of blade-to-blade combat and walk away with nary a scratch, then you've found just that! This Re-Enactment Practice Sword can take a beating, while also dealing out one of its very own!
This Viking sword is equal parts historical recreation and inspired artisanal craft. The Olso Viking Sword with Scabbard features a traditional Type X blade (of Oakeshott typology), while its guard and pommel are of a more unique design.
This sword's design is based on a historical artifact found in a river near St. Omer, in France. The Omer Sword actually draws its name from where it found, and features a typical design that was favored throughout the Viking Age and beyond.
This 11th C. Viking Sword is an almost instantly recognizable style of sword, one that is almost as iconic as the people who made it famous! And in your hands, it will make you feel more like a Viking too, allowing you to channel your inner Norseman.
The commonly perpetrated view of Vikings and their weapons being simplistic, utilitarian, and plain is instantly disproved by this 11th Century Viking Sword with Scabbard and Belt, which is ornate and intricate in its design, as well as hardy and strong.
This Viking blade takes a few liberties with the typical historical design to create something truly appealing, as both a weapon and an artistic work. This Two Handed Viking Sword with Scabbard and Belt delivers on both iconic Viking art and hardy design.
This Viking sword is equal parts historical recreation and inspired artisanal craft. The Olso Viking Sword with Scabbard and Belt features a traditional Type X blade (of Oakeshott typology), while its guard and pommel are of a more unique design.
This weapon recreates what is one of the most quintessential styles of Norse weapon during the Viking age. This Five Lobe Viking Sword with Scabbard is the style of sword that most Viking warriors would have wielded - solid, sturdy, and strong.
The Icelander Viking Sword with Scabbard is an inspirational piece, based on the traditional style of sword that was common during the Viking age. The sword is hand forged for strength with 1060 high carbon steel and is fully functional as a result.
A hersir, in Viking culture, was an important person. They were a local military leader, who organized village defenses, as well as raids. And as its name implies, this Hersir Viking Broad Sword would have been the ideal weapon for such a warrior to wield.
This weapon recreates what is one of the most quintessential styles of Norse weapon during the Viking age. This Five Lobe Viking Sword with Scabbard and Belt is the style of sword that most Viking warriors would have wielded - solid, sturdy, and strong.
When it came to swords, Vikings had a surprisingly diverse taste. Far from just wanting a slab of sharpened steel, they tended to favor ornate blades. This Five Lobe Viking Sword, for instance, is a combination of subtle detail and effective form.
Not all Vikings came from the same region, and so not all Vikings favored the same style of weapons. This Norwegian Viking Sword, for instance, has features of the classic Viking sword, as well as key differences that set it apart from the rest.
Vikings were practical in combat, preferring to stick with what worked. Gradually, the narrow guards of their swords (no doubt inspired and derived from earlier Roman designs) gave way to weapons more like this Cruciform Late Viking Sword.
The Icelander Viking Sword with Scabbard and Belt is an inspired piece, based on the traditional style of sword that was common during the Viking age. The sword is hand forged for strength with 1060 high carbon steel and is fully functional as a result.
At first glance, this Hurum Viking Broad Sword might not appear to be the most graceful of weapons. Even with its thick, broad blade and matched guard, though, its appearance is deceiving, as the sword can be quite graceful...and quite deadly.
Even Viking Kings preferred their swords to be hardy and battle-ready, rather than ostentatious and overly decorated. This Tri-Lobed Godfred Sword is named after a Danish King in the Viking era, one who took great steps to defend against the Franks.
It is all in the name for this Viking Warrior Sword. A straight-forward design from the Migration Era, this sword offers an effective and hardy design that was good enough for a Viking, and therefore, is just what many modern enthusiasts want and need.
A hardy and heavy blade ensures that this Viking Warrior Broad Sword makes a truly lasting impact as a weapon. Indeed, a blade of this style would be hard to forget, whether you just happened to see it in a warriors hands...or if you faced it, in combat.