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Nathan F




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PostPosted: Wed 26 Jan, 2011 12:15 pm    Post subject: Show Us Your Viking Swords         Reply with quote

would love to see what people have the fancier the better and if anyone can link me to people making these would be great.
im making a sword in march and want a bit of inspiration so would love to see what you have out there.

for here starts war carrion birds sing, and grey wolves howl
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Neil Schiff




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PostPosted: Wed 26 Jan, 2011 3:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You can find the thread showing my custom viking at http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t...highlight=

The sword was put together using custom fittings by Matt at Baltimore Knife & Sword on a Hanwei/Tinker bare blade, with the grip-work done by me. I am currently working on a scabbard, but haven't yet found fittings that I like.
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PostPosted: Thu 27 Jan, 2011 12:19 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I've got an Albion Valkyrja. Below is a photo that looks just like my sword from Albion Europe (who really know how to take a picture of a sword.


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PostPosted: Fri 28 Jan, 2011 12:56 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I have one or two Viking-type swords laying around here somewhere...
Okay, here are a couple pics.

First picture, a Patrick Barta Viking sword and a Vince Evans Migration-era ring hilt sword.

Second picture... just a few more.



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PostPosted: Fri 28 Jan, 2011 7:17 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow David! (second image)
Were your huscarls off drinking in the mead hall at the time? Good policy to make them leave their swords.

And Roger. Valkyrjaaaa (pronounced in a sensuous whisper, as if heard on the wind)..... It's my greatest ambition to own somebody's old, beat up, third or fourth-hand one of those some day.
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PostPosted: Mon 21 Mar, 2011 2:43 pm    Post subject: Viking Blades         Reply with quote

Well since I posted in the seax section, I thought I would show off my modest Viking and Viking era blades.
Not as great as some beautifut collections out there, but I'm proud of these.
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PostPosted: Mon 21 Mar, 2011 2:45 pm    Post subject: OOPS         Reply with quote

One was doubled in the last post.
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Kirk Lee Spencer




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PostPosted: Tue 22 Mar, 2011 6:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here is my Cervenka Type H Viking dressed up to look like the North Arhus Farm Find...

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Luka Borscak




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PostPosted: Tue 22 Mar, 2011 7:01 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Customized Hanwei Saxon with brass inlaid type H hilt and shortened grip by Alojz Krišto:









Customized Hanwei Tinker Viking with brass type H hilt and horn grip by Alojz Krišto:





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Elnathan Barnett




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PostPosted: Tue 22 Mar, 2011 2:39 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My sword is a del Tin 2104, but I have no camera to take pictures with. It is not terribly interesting anyway.

I really like that horn-handled one, Luka. I have been wanting to get one of those blades and build my own hilt for awhile now, but I don't have any money for toys these days. Are those wooden spacers between the pieces of horn?

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PostPosted: Tue 22 Mar, 2011 3:54 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Elnathan Barnett wrote:
My sword is a del Tin 2104, but I have no camera to take pictures with. It is not terribly interesting anyway.

I really like that horn-handled one, Luka. I have been wanting to get one of those blades and build my own hilt for awhile now, but I don't have any money for toys these days. Are those wooden spacers between the pieces of horn?


Thanks! The spacers are leather. Btw, I handled DT2104 once, relatively plain sword, but I remember it handled quite well for a Del Tin viking sword.
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PostPosted: Tue 22 Mar, 2011 4:59 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Elnathan Barnett wrote:
My sword is a del Tin 2104, but I have no camera to take pictures with. It is not terribly interesting anyway.

I really like that horn-handled one, Luka. I have been wanting to get one of those blades and build my own hilt for awhile now, but I don't have any money for toys these days. Are those wooden spacers between the pieces of horn?


I disagree! I think it's very interesting. The 2104 is one of DT's better Viking swords. Mine weighs right about 3 lbs even and is quite well balanced, a pleasure to wield despite being relatively heavy (it's actually only a few ounces heavier than the original Witham sword).

I call mine "Ceiling Biter". Laughing Out Loud

Besides, there's already a picture of it, above... if you can find it in the jumble....

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PostPosted: Sun 27 Mar, 2011 5:51 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here are two viking swords I made from bare Hanwei viking blades.

My own Dybeck, with bronze fittings from Mercia Sveiter that I did some minor modifications to, cleared from casting seams and polished. Handle is birch covered with silver coated copper wire.



Below the Dybeck is a template for the Mileham sword and Mercia Sveiter fittings temporarily tested on a dagger blade just to see what it feels like, another ongoing project.

Here's my brother's Gaddhjalt. Made with cold rolled steel crossguard and iron pommel I made from bar and block stock that I oli burned black with linseed oil, and a lindenwood handle wrapped with silver coated copper wire.



Both scabbards are made with lamb's pelt innermost, a core of pine wood and covering in cow skin leather. Bronze furiture for sword frog, chape and belt slider for the Dybeck, and belt slider on the Gaddhjalt are also from Mercia Sveiter.

"The Dwarf sees farther than the Giant when he has the giant's shoulder to mount on" -Coleridge


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PostPosted: Sun 27 Mar, 2011 7:27 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

David Wilson wrote:
I have one or two Viking-type swords laying around here somewhere...
Okay, here are a couple pics.

First picture, a Patrick Barta Viking sword and a Vince Evans Migration-era ring hilt sword.

Second picture... just a few more.


Wow!!

That's awesome...

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PostPosted: Sat 20 Aug, 2011 5:55 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Some new, better pictures of my modified Hanwei Saxon:













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PostPosted: Sat 20 Aug, 2011 6:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice work on that Saxon sword. Big Grin Cool
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PostPosted: Sun 21 Aug, 2011 3:50 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I think what this thread needs is an Ulfberht Wink





My re-finished Windlass Ulfberht.

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PostPosted: Sun 21 Aug, 2011 4:18 pm    Post subject: Viking Sword         Reply with quote

Hi, Well my collection has changed since this post first started. I agree, lets show an Ulfberht!.
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I have a sightly worked on Windlass Ulfberht., not shown. and the following, Albion, Tinker, Del Tin and Mad Dwarf.



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PostPosted: Sun 21 Aug, 2011 7:02 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Robert, you're the first person I've seen on these forums to have a Mad Dwarf sword. At one point I was talking to Mad Dwarf about having a custom sword made after I finish school, so I'm curious to know what your thoughts are on this one, as to the distal taper, the handling, etc.
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