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Patrick Gilbers





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PostPosted: Wed 24 Jun, 2009 1:45 am    Post subject: Dybek Vikingsword         Reply with quote

Hi,

I'm searching for information on the Dybek Vikingsword (picture of a replica attached). The only thing I can find is that he is found in Schonen, is made in ca. 12th century and now lies in the Statens Historika museum in Stockholm.

Does anyone know where I should search?

Thanks in advance for your help!



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Elling Polden




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PostPosted: Wed 24 Jun, 2009 2:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The most well known piece of trivia on this often relicated sword is that the replicas usually include the decorated scabard mount, which is rusted to the crossguard. The sword actually has a convensional, short crossguard. The rest is scabard decoration.
"this [fight] looks curious, almost like a game. See, they are looking around them before they fall, to find a dry spot to fall on, or they are falling on their shields. Can you see blood on their cloths and weapons? No. This must be trickery."
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Patrick Gilbers





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PostPosted: Wed 24 Jun, 2009 3:07 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for your reply, that's indeed worth noticing. Do you have any idea how this has happened?
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PostPosted: Wed 24 Jun, 2009 3:57 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The sword was burried in its scabard, and over the cenuries the decoration grew stuck to the guard, while the wood and leather coroded.
When the find was preserved, they simply didn't seperate the pieces.

Most replicas are made from pictures, so this isn't apparent to people that do not know, or are familiar to viking swords, it appears to have a very flashy and complex guard. Which is probably why it is so frequently replicated.

"this [fight] looks curious, almost like a game. See, they are looking around them before they fall, to find a dry spot to fall on, or they are falling on their shields. Can you see blood on their cloths and weapons? No. This must be trickery."
-Reidar Sendeman, from King Sverre's Saga, 1201
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Patrik Erik Lars Lindblom




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PostPosted: Wed 24 Jun, 2009 5:56 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here can you see more pic's of it
http://mis.historiska.se/mis/sok/bild.asp?uid=17527
Click on "Visa ett bildspel"/show more pic's to see more,
the top crossguard is on wrong way on some pics. Big Grin

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Antonio Lamadrid





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PostPosted: Wed 24 Jun, 2009 11:57 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This sword was found in Dybäck, Sweden (although during the Viking Age Scania was part of Denmark). It is a Petersen type Z, a style common in the Baltic region. However, being the Vikings very cosmopolitan folks, its motifs in pommel and guard are designed in the Anglo-Saxon Winchester style. This gives us the clue that the sword was made circa 1000 A.D.


You can find more information about the sword here:
http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t...light=lund
http://fornvannen.se/pdf/2000talet/2003_035.pdf


If you are thinking, like I am, about buying it, you have a few options:

I think it is, with the 2104, the only buyable Del Tin Viking sword, since it weighs less than a kilo and a half.
http://www.deltin.net/elenco1.htm
http://www.kultofathena.com/product~item~DT21...+Sword.htm

Rob Miller made it many years ago:
http://www.castlekeep.co.uk/archive/news_view1e40.html?article=29

And also Arno Eckhardt:
http://www.dietraumschmiede.de/schau/schau.htm
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PostPosted: Wed 24 Jun, 2009 12:08 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Search the forum for "Dybäck" or "Dyback", not "Dybek".
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PostPosted: Fri 26 Jun, 2009 4:21 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for all your help I didn't know it was found in Dybäck and not in Dybeck Big Grin

and no, I'm not considering to buy one actually it's for an article of our free e-magazine.
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