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This medieval design is quickly recognized as the preferred sword of the Norsemen who terrorized Europe for nearly 400 years. This historical replica features a 30" polished, high carbon steel blade with a heavy blood groove. The authentic styled handle offers a wooden grip with imitation leather wrap and a solid brass guard and pommel. This historical replica is perfect for historical reenactments, costumes and theatrical productions.
So I see alot of people saying this sword isent combat ready so bought 2. 1 for me and 1 for my sparring partner. After an hour of combat sword hitting sword and shield surprisingly the swords are still togather but one of the handles has a crack in it. Yes this is a display sword so your not going to try storming a castel with this sword but if you want sturdy sword for youtube videos and stage combat this might be a good choice.
Bought this on a wimm as I was looking for a blade to match one I got earlier this year this one is better and I'll enoy it after I get an edge on it
I just received this sword for my birthday and am blown away by it. It is absolutely fantastic everything I was hoping it would be a steel of a deal.
The Norseman Viking long sword is what I was looking for and serves my purpose well. I did not expect Harald Fairhair's actual sword, this one is good. The scabbard is as tight as my dad's wallet on allowance day, but that is ok. I was very happy with the price, the delivery time (Three days ahead of schedule), and the sword. It is straight and tight, and fairly represents a viking sword! Done deal and thanks BudK!
This is an excellent sword, does not come sharp. Made of High Carbon Teel, which is SO much better than stainless for a sword ( less brittle ).
This is a nice (non combat) sword... It's a deal at 35$ The scabbard on mine cracked slightly when I first inserted the sword, but otherwise, it's fine. I'm keeping mine nice and oily, assuming it's actually steel and not stainless. Fun to swing a little bit, just don't hit anything!
this is a good solid piece, ofcourse none of budks swords are battle ready this is a stainless steel blade, the sword does not fit in the scabbard, but its a na=ice blade especially for the ren faire
Handle is diffrent for sure
And the scabbardisnt rounded to fit with the blade hilt
Sure don't match the pictures
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I ordered this sword based on reviews and I agree that the scabbard is pretty crappy. Oh well. I'm not going to hang it on my wall in the scabbard anyway. My sword was very well made though, and for $35 you can't go wrong. Might make my own scabbard for it if I want it as a costume piece. I plan on ordering another one at some point and displaying them together with my sons' names engraved on the blades. The fact that there is no edge on the blade doesn't bother me at all since they are for display and I have small kids. I have other swords with sharp edges to play around with that are put away. Really nice looking and worth the money. I'm sure you could tinker with it and make a functional blade out of it and if you screw up, it's not like you're out a lot of money.
Folks, if you are paying less than 200 for your swords you will most definatly not be able to use them in combat or against any hard surface such as wood or metal or stone etc you will break it, this site is good for decorative weapons only!
I have a nautical room and it looks good on the wall. Be sure you wash all the black dye from the scabbard and polish with black shoe polish or you'll have a mess on your hands
I give this sword 5 stars, its much better than it looks in the photo, very solid construction, it came dull but if youre into swords and knives you should have at least a good diamond file, I havnt put this to any great test of stregnth because I want to keep it in good shape but swinging it and chopping a bit of brush went just fine, i would definately recomend this sword and Im not just saying that either, if I dont like something I say it, I would consider buying another one of these especially if theres a sale.
The sword was ok but it would not fit into the sheath, the sheath itself was shoddy and the tie on point came off
I'm pleased. It came earlier than expected. It's in good condition. It has good weight. There is a brace pommel (that's the counterbalance to the blade) The blade is pretty straight with a fuller most of the length. There are some flaws but I'm not troubled by them. The brass guard is lop-sided and there are some swells longwise along the blade. All-in-all, it's a great buy and a great foundation for a project. I'm happy to have it. I would like to have a little bit more information on the metallurgy of the blade. Thanks BudK :D
Quality, Weight and Balance is amazing at this price, just that the handle can add more cushion as it a little uncomfortable swing due to the weight and thin side of the handle. Also will be better if seller will sharpen it more
This sword came a day earlier than scheduled and even the amount of time I waited beforehand was worth it! The sword is nice, heavy and sturdy just how I wanted it. And even though it had a rounded edge, I tested its cutting power by using it on the package it came in, bubble wrap and all, and it cleaved right through! A barbaric yet effective cut if there ever was one! My Nordic Ancestors would be proud! Thanks budk for an amazing product. Well worth the money! As previous reviews indicated, this is the best sword under $100. If you got the money and you're thinking of buying it, buy it! You won't be disappointed!
This sword,in a word,is NICE. Oddly it was the only sword I have ever recieved by US Mail rather than by UPS,but I guess it doesn't matter. The sword itself was sturdy, had a good feel, looked neat, but was heavier than I expected. Since it is carbon steel I expect it will probably start rusting after a year but a little rust remover will take care of that. Only problem is the picture has three bumps on the handel that were no where on the actual sword. I don't really mind but the product should come as pictured in my opinion!
The only thing I didnt like about this sword is it came unsharpened but overall its EXELLENT!! even the sheath is a good quality for my tastes and my sword has exellent balance and feels...right in my hand like it was MADE for me. Recommend for a good battlesword or costume as well as a stage attire piece for plays.
This sword is great, solid fell to it; I can tap it aganist a tree and hear no rattling. it has a thick blade, not sharpened at all. The handle is skinnier than in the picture, so the sword looks a little better in real life. The construction on this sword is better than any other i've seen that's not full tang. It's not a rat tail, the blade gradually tapers down through the handle to a threaded pommel; no welding that I can see. The only problem I had is that I completely destroyed the brass pommel threads disassembling it and had to glue it back on, so i'd advise not taking this sword apart.
This was the first sword I have ever owned. I was 12 and it felt heavy. I was daunted by it at first but I eventually wanted to collect swords because of it.
This sword is extremely solid, well built, and well balanced. The blade came unsharpened but that's a quick fix. Don't expect much from the scabbard your really just paying for a good quality sword for an unbeatable price! This is a great addition to any collection and great to customize too!
This sword, is decent however there were a few flaws that I was extremely disappointed with. First of all the pommel of my sword was not straight with the hilt or blade, it was rotated approximately 20 degrees to the left. The blade looks to be clumsily made, but it has a strong feel to it. Over all I wasn't Satisfied but I wasn't absolutely furious over it either.
I bought this sword on the 10th of Jan. and received it on the 13th. Besides just being speeding on delivery , it came packaged perfectly. I have ordered from BUDK before and I must say the quality of this sword was great. It has a great heft to it , I could almost see myself raiding a village in England , or sailing down the Seine and striking fear into the Franks. The weather today was perfect, snowy and cold just like it would be in the old country.
I sent the order for this sword on the 13th and i already have it! True swords, you are speedy! I am using this blade in a historical presentation on vikings in a couple of weeks so i needed it quick, but I wasn't expecting it this fast! As soon as I opened the package I set upon the cardboard box. A thrust would push the blade all the way through leaving only six inches on my side of the box. As all the other reviews have said, the fake-leather handle is a piece of junk, but who really cares when it only cost $40! You will be getting my repeat business!
The sword itself seems pretty good. Nice handle, shape a little odd but still good. Nice blade after cleaning it up too. And the sheath seems great too, other than the end of it looks a little messed up. My main problem was actually caused by the shipping. I had a big order and all the items were just shoved in a giant box, sure most items were in a smaller box in it, but those boxes were crushed and some of the items damaged. The small spot on the sheath that juts out for you to wrap something around it was bent completely to the side, nearly snapped completely off. The sword could be great, but I advise having small orders so this doesn't happen to you.
a great sword for display and looks just as good as the high quality swords i have.
I bought this sword some time ago, and I have to say nothing beats this sword for the money. I'll break the review down (and this is somewhat in comparison to high dollar [500?] blades from elsewhere): Blade quality: 4/5; Pretty good, but not perfect. The carbon steel is good quality, with only a few cosmetic bends along the edge of the blade that are easily fixed. Returns to its original shape pretty good when bent. Not super sharp either, but that's fixable. Tang quality: 2/5; Pretty bad, but fixable. It's a rat-tail threaded rod tang welded onto a 3-4 in. real tang. That's to be expected with a sword of this price, but with a bench grinder or even a hacksaw or a file, you can extend the real tang down the blade a bit and break off that rat tail. Hilt quality: 5/5; Perfect. The wood and faux leather wrap were good quality and nicely done. So was the quality of the brass fittings, which were very heavy duty. Scabbard quality: 1/5; Beyond redemption. My scabbard smelled ridiculously like rancid oil, and some of the oil had caked up on the inside and on the blade. Had to throw it away, even the brass smelled bad somehow. If yours comes de-oiled, it's pretty good. The wrap was really nice, but I still can't get over that smell. Overall: 4/5; Pretty good, but not perfect. Buy this for the steel!!! Or at least as a decent quality fixer-uper that won't break the bank. Be prepared to lengthen the tang/make a new handle to fit if you want this thing combat worthy, but it's still a great deal. Great sword!
This came in rather quickly. The sword has a full tang (rat tailed) blade, brass pommel and cross guard like it was described. The blade itself is pretty wavy, and it came in with a flat edge. It is durable, but I don't want to beat it up anymore, since it isn't heat treated. The scabbard is plain junk, fake leather, brass throat that comes of easily, and it doesn't keep the sword sheathed securely.<br /><br />Overall, decent purchase. I'd recommend this for a sword customization project.
I was so happy when I received these swords. I ordered 5 total and was happy with every single one of them. I am actually ordering 2 more for my ushers. The pommels were snug and tight and not a single one rattled when moved around. The scabbard fit very well on all the swords as well. I think the men will be very please with their presents. Just don't tell them I saved money on them by buying them here.
This is a great sword for those beginning in medieval combat reenactment. The blade is carbon and this is highly unlikely to crack, the threaded pommel is easily remedied by some thread-locker and makes it easier to personalize the look of the sword. I engraved some futhork runes on the blade and metal parts of the scabbard and put a hemp grip on it and it looks just as authentic as many of the higher end swords. My wife is just getting into the live-steel combat in our reenactment group and this is likely to be the sword she starts with.
Good Stuff:<br />This sucker is a nice big and solid blade. Looks pretty much period to me, with a fuller and such.<br /><br />Bad Stuff:<br />It seems a little on the heavy side to me, but maybe it's just that I'm a skinny little wuss. More importantly the hilt seems a little thick or too big in diameter for ease of use. Perhaps if the fake leather wrap comes off like everyone else says happened to them in their reviews it'll be a bit more managable. That's my main complaint. The hilt just seems a little larger than is comfortable, which is the last thing someone wants to be thinking about when swinging a sword.<br />Lastly, the scabbard isn't that great either. The only point of attachment is a knob on one side.<br /><br />Conclusion:<br />Not a bad blade. Overall I'd recommend this thing to anyone who wants a cheap and mostly-period sword. 4 out of 5.
I own two of these. They're the best sword for the money I've ever seen, and I own some very high end swords. You can take two of those and beat the crap out of them and they won't fall apart. They're reasonably period accurate, they come with a sheath, and the price makes it possible to purchase a couple of them and create a nice effect on your wall.
This is an amazing buy. This sword is worth much more than $35. The blade is great quality and thick. I was surprised that a sword priced so low would have a carbon steel blade. The handle could pass as hand and a half, it is a nice comfortable size. The leather on the handle and scabbard is faux, but it serves the purpose. great quality scabbard, the brass accents are nice and add extra durability. One of the best buys a have had from true swords. True swords in general is a great quality site.
I really do love this word. it has an amazing look and it eminates strength. the pommel balances out the blade very well. The grip is amazing, very high quality leather. I've rated it a 4/5 because of one thing. Like many other swords, its handle unscrews. It has a bolt under the pommel which may need to be tightened. But if you use this as a decorative sword you don't need to worry about this. I spar with my swords so having a solid feel is essential. Overall this sword is amazing and in my opinion is worth every penny or more.
Let me start off by saying that i only purchase swords that in my opinion are battle ready. i was a bit hesitant on ordering this due to the fact that it says nothing about the tang and that its only 35 bucks. but after recieving it i gave it a quick test and started hacking at a 2x4. the sword took a good beating and nothing important came loose. the leather wrap grip totally fell off. but thatjust leaves me room for customization of it. the scabbard kinda sucks too but who gives a damn, its the sword that counts. if you want a cheap sword to lead you into the halls of valhalla this is right for you.
Beautiful blade! Very light, perfect for swinging at random things. Edge isn't sharp upon arrival, but can be easily sharpened. Blade is in relatively good condition, but scabbard was slightly damaged, possibly in shipping. Its no big deal though to me, as the sword more than makes up for the minor flaws overall. If it has costed 100$ or something my review would be far more critical, but when you only pay 40$ for a sword don't expect expert quality! The point is good for thrusting and the blade can be good for slashing if sharpened. The handle isn't the greatest, and can cause minor discomfort when you're swinging it around, but to a true warrior this shouldn't be an issue at all! It's soft at least, fake leather stitched together (just like the scabbard). The sword isn't as shiny as the picture depicts, but I didn't care because I was going to get it scuffed and dirty anyways! The actual blade does go into the handle at about half the width of the blade. I'm not sure if it goes all the way through or just halfway. The scabbard fits nicely on my belt so I can carry the blade with me at night when my brothers and I sneak out to cause chaos in the neighborhood!
I got this sword yesterday and let me first say that i was so impressed with True Swords that I bought my second sword about 30 minutes ago. Any ways this sword is very nice it is not sharp at all but it feels very sturdy the sheath is made of fake leather althogh it feels real. The handle is also made of fake leather and had a bit of a promblem with staying on. The sword fits into its sheath nicely and dosnt have a promblem with falling out. It is heavier and larger than I expected which is good for me. Overall I suggest you get this nice feeling and good looking sword to use to practice or add to your collection.
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