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Modeled after traditional Viking swordsSharp 29" 440 stainless steel bladeBrown suede wrapped handleIncludes coordinating scabbardOverall length: 36 1/4"
This historical recreation is modeled after the traditional battle swords wielded by the hordes of Viking invaders that pillaged Europe in the Dark and Middle Ages. This sword features a wide 29" blade crafted from 440 stainless steel. The handle offers cast metal pommel and guard along with a brown suede leather wrapped handle. This sword includes a coordinating sheath and measures 36 1/4" overall. This item is a worthy addition to any sword collection!
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Got this for my birthday sharp straight and wonderful for my collection i love it so much
This sword was a huge disappoint. The blade itself fits more in the category of a Chinese long sword than a Viking sword. It's far to thin to even come close to the with of a Viking era sword. The construction is shotty lose and very unrefined. The handle wrap is very loose faux leather and the pommel doesn't sit in line work the blade. Way to blade heavy for even training purposes, not weighted properly at all. Would not recommend waiting your money on a cheap initiation.
It’s sharp, thin though, not full tang, decent handl, scabbard fits snug enough, lightweight, worth the price, but it’s big brother would snap this one in Half. Only $30.00 more! Nice to have both though.
alright for light practice, or as scrap blade for any practicing blacksmiths. only-half tang, pommel is glued in, and handle is hollow plastic tube
Personally, I like this sword. The balance is very good, the blade is thick and straight, and the sheath is fine. For someone who is not planning on invading Britain anytime soon, I'm happy with it. After all, what else can you do with any of these historically inspired swords but display and enjoy them?
So, although I love this weapon I feel it only deserves three stars because of all of its imperfections. First off, the tip is uneven. Not a big problem, also the grinding of the blade wasn't straight. The pommel was off center. And as I believe someone else said the wrapping on the handle is coming off a little bit. However, with that being said I still absolutely love this sword. It has a perfect weight and just looks great.
It looks pretty cool, but don't expect to get any use out of it for very long. The welding on the tang is terrible and will snap off easily. Other than that, It's fun to hold and wear on your hip and look like a badass.
The good thing is that the blade is 440 stainless and reacts similar to a real Viking blade; if used with that fighting style it'll hold up, beyond that it has many problems. It is not full tang so don't try power strikes. The handle and sheath are wrapped bamboo so be careful. The leather work is of very low skill level (my 10 year old grandson dose better work and he learned last year). The antique finish on the guard, pummel, and sheath cuffs makes it look toyish and the upper two sheath cuffs are riveted to a negative cross style. The blade edge looks like it was filed with a flat wood rasp, it took several hours to grind the serrations down, it'll take several hours more for a presentable edge. The filler groove is of very poor quality and seems to be made with a stamp for a 6" or 8" knife. I'll fix it up and make a new sheath for it to hang on the wall. I expected for the price a sword that would be at least comparable to "Chaos", the sword I have been using for years and only paid $30 for and added a little love. For the price it should be either full-tang or presentable enough to display on the main room wall.
A great buy for the cost! I've had it about a year now. The Blade: It is in fact 440 stainless steel although it is Chinese made. The factory edge was a diamond cut, but it didn't take much work to resharpen to a nice convex razor edge. (I use a 1 inch belt sander with ascending grits) being 440 the edge holds decently. Hilt to pommel: The "brown suede leather" is actually cheap fabric, so I immediately re-wrapped the handle with some nice veg tanned leather. The hilt and pommel are both cast metal, with a nice brass finish, and the pommel is held in place buy a hex screw. Sheath: Its made of cheap wood and more of that fabric, but it does its job, I haven't gotten around to replacing it with something of a higher quality. Useage: Its great for display certainly but it didn't hold up quite so well in practice. The edge held well with minor chipping when it strikes metal, but as I hit the practice dummy the pommel began to unscrew. Tightening it only served to crack and splinter the wooden handle. After about 20 minutes the threaded rod that the pommel is screwed to, broke, where it was welded to the tang. I've welded reinforcements to the tang and used a quality hard wood for the handle, haven't had any problems since.
I just received my sword and am very pleased. It is clean, straight, solid, and paper-cutting sharp. This will be a prized display piece to my Norsk heritage.
Just got this sword in the mail today. snow caused cancellations to delivery in my area so I got it in 5 days instead of 3. for the price the sword is excellent. the scabard and faux leather leaves something to be desired, but I can replace it with real leather gripping on my own. for the price it would make a great perchace for anyone. I read a few reviews that had said it was not bladed, but out of the box it could cut a sheet of paper. all in all I was very happy for the money.
Decent sword, a little unbalanced, so be mindful of that. BTW I think the leather straps that come on the sheath are not so much meant to attach to your belt, but are a "friÃ°bÃ¶nd (peace strap), straps to prevent the sword from being drawn in anger in places where its use was prohibited" (cited from this page http://www.hurstwic.org/history/articles/manufacturing/text/viking_sword.htm)
This is an excellent sword. It is worth it's price. The ONLY problem I have is that it sort of clangs around in the sheath if not careful with it. The ACTUAL blade is very nice. sharp, pointy. Good for cutting and stabbing like all swords should be. It has a nice shine to it, the handle is nice and comfortable in the hand. Unfortunately Budk.com will not let me give it 10 stars, because if I could give it 10 stars I would. This was a great buy.
Personally I had only three problems with this sword. 1. I had to re-glue the pleather cover on the scabbard and the ends of the hilt wrap. 2. The scabbard is worth only the price of the brass fittings. Its just faux suede over thin plastic over 1/16" thick pine. 3. The balance is blade heavy. other than that this sword is perfect for the money. Stainless steel = no maintenance, heavy enough for weight training, enough of a tang so its not going to snap at the hilt, or even inside the hilt. The pommel nut is recessed so you can't see it unless you look straight at it, and sturdy enough to move it fairly fast also, it comes dull enough to work some fairly speedy solo maneuvers without fear of cutting yourself using only minimal protection. Great sword. I will defiantly buy from budk again.
I bought six of these for groomsmen gifts. The blades are strait and appear rather sturdy. But the leather is cheap, and peeling of the scabbard right out the box. A little gorilla glue will tightin everything down, but it is worth mentioning. The order was delivered 2 day after being placed, very timely!
very cool sword. very durable. very strong. cuts right through wood very easily. great buy
I ordered this on monday and asked for it by thursday before 3 and i got it right on time! the sword is nice, good and heavy just how i like my swords. but there were spots on the blade that look like they are from bad heat tempering, and there is a hole in the pomel where the locking bolt for the tang is, i dint really like that cause it ruins the look a bit. but other wise a good sword anyways
its a great sword and is rather sturdy so its interesting to swing but i had a slight annoyence with the resin or whatever yellow stuff came on the blade i cant seem to find anything to get rid of it
For the price, it has it all. I have no complaints. If you're expecting anything more that a wall hanger, forget it. Very nice fit and finish. My blade has a bend in it. (much as a saber would, just not intentional, and only a small amount) It appears straight unless you look down the blade. Nice polish on the blade. Fuller is a bit irregular. Blade is 3/4 of the way sharp, but not fully sharp. Scabbard fits very nicely. The simulated leather on the handle and scabbard is attractive and fine if you are using for display only. Otherwise, they may fall a bit short of functional.
its a fun sword to have t looks better in person then it does in the picture. but if u wanna use it to slice and dice i wouldnt buy it. it chopped the box nicely but the edges arent to sharp and the blade doesnt seem to secure to the blade. but the point of the sword is sharper then i thought. i really like the sword its nice to show off and swing around (with out hitting anything). im really happy with the work of it.