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Austin D.G. Hill




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PostPosted: Sun 02 Oct, 2011 6:27 pm    Post subject: What is Your Favorite Viking Style Sword?         Reply with quote

hello,

this is just a poll to see peoples favorite viking styled swords.

AUSTIN DANIEL GLENN HILL
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Emil Andersson




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PostPosted: Mon 03 Oct, 2011 2:30 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I've always had a little thing for Albion's The Vittfarne sword. Such a handsome thing. Happy

http://www.albion-europe.com/swords/swords-by...?model=129
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Christopher Gregg




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PostPosted: Mon 03 Oct, 2011 8:15 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I've had a love affair with the Caywood Sword for a long time. Basically anything like that or Albion's Caithness - lobated pommels and unusual cross guards of the late Viking era.

Here's a hybrid of mine using the Caithness hilt parts and a Kingdom of Heaven/Windlass blade:

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Reece Nelson




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PostPosted: Mon 03 Oct, 2011 9:46 am    Post subject: fav viking sword         Reply with quote

Iv always been a fan of Windless' Swedish viking sword. This sword can be seen in the book 'Cultural Atlas Of The Viking World '


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Zach Luna




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PostPosted: Mon 03 Oct, 2011 10:21 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I like Jake Powning's Vidirhrafn - Willowraven. It takes the cake for me; I love single-edged viking swords.

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Lloyd Winter




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PostPosted: Mon 03 Oct, 2011 11:03 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I never met a seax of any length that I didn't like.
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Mike Harris




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PostPosted: Mon 03 Oct, 2011 11:36 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I greatly like several types of Viking sword. But for me, nothing says "classy Viking" like the slightly curved upper and lower guards and multi-lobed pommel of a Peterson Type S hilt, especially when it incorporates twisted wire into the design. In this category, I am particularly attracted to Albion's Jarl.

http://www.albion-swords.com/swords/albion/ne...photos.htm
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Tomas B




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PostPosted: Mon 03 Oct, 2011 12:23 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My favourite hilt style is the Petersen Type H (like the Albion Hersir)

Of course I would love to have either of these ones...just pure sword porn.
http://www.templ.net/english/weapons-antiquit...king_sword
http://www.templ.net/english/weapons-antiquit...#104-sword
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Johan Gemvik




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PostPosted: Tue 04 Oct, 2011 9:57 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Gaddhjalt and seaxes of course.
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Craig Peters




PostPosted: Mon 02 Apr, 2018 7:13 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I was thinking of starting a thread on this topic, then I saw one already existed!

I particularly like the Petersen Type R pommels. There's something especially elegant about them. Although the Viking era is not especially of interest to me, if I could have another Viking sword, it would probably be a Type R.

It would be great to hear more of others' responses. I think there are a lot of Viking era enthusiasts who have not posted in this thread yet...
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Mark Moore




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PostPosted: Mon 02 Apr, 2018 8:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow...this topic all the way from 2011? Laughing Out Loud Oh well....the favorite of my collection is my Cawood Viking. Love that thing!....McM


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Will G





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PostPosted: Mon 02 Apr, 2018 10:46 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Migration and Viking Age swords are my favorites. I like all the Viking styles, it's hard to choose just one, but probably the Petersen type B and H get my top vote at the moment. Something about the rugged simplicity of this style, especially with some inlay, that appeals to me. This one in a museum in France is a particularly striking and well-preserved example:


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PostPosted: Mon 02 Apr, 2018 12:52 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My favorite would be a Type S


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J.D. Crawford




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PostPosted: Mon 02 Apr, 2018 2:14 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm also very fond of the late/transitional types - type AE, Z, Oaekshott M.

In terms of the classic Viking forms, I'm still enamored of my Albion Huskarl type S: http://myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=36167

This is what I imagine when I picture a Viking sword.
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James Rogers





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PostPosted: Tue 03 Apr, 2018 5:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Definitely Jake Powning's Vardhllokur. Most beautiful sword I've ever seen.

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William P




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PostPosted: Tue 03 Apr, 2018 8:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

i must say i really like the peterson type Z https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/452893306248217704 such as this wonderful swoird, the quillons and pommel have a quite pleasing shape and the combination of blued fittings and bone grip set each other nicely with the composite pattern welded/ carbon steel blade
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William Fox




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PostPosted: Thu 05 Apr, 2018 1:31 pm    Post subject: Favorite Viking Sword         Reply with quote

I would have to say that this style of sword by Rob Miller of Castle Keep, is my personal favourite.


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Steve Fabert





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PostPosted: Thu 05 Apr, 2018 5:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I've never been that interested in swords that predate the First Crusade. But I do have an Albion Migration Type D sword that grows on me more every time I touch it. Too bad it's no longer in production. It's an excellent piece of work & makes me wonder about the qualities of the originals that inspired it..

http://myArmoury.com/review_alb_mig.html
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Jeremiah Swanger




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PostPosted: Sat 07 Apr, 2018 5:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Favorite Viking Sword         Reply with quote

William Fox wrote:
I would have to say that this style of sword by Rob Miller of Castle Keep, is my personal favourite.


Speaking of which, he made a pair of Viking swords back in the early 2000's (hard to believe it's been that long already) that had reddish-bronze fittings and bone grips-- I think they were whalebone?

I thought those were some of the best-looking Viking sword reproductions I've ever seen. Now I can't even find pictures of them Sad

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Rhaegar fought valiantly.
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And Rhaegar died."

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