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Kevin Coleman M.




PostPosted: Thu 27 Mar, 2014 5:18 pm    Post subject: Mystery Viking Sword         Reply with quote

This is a recent purchase of mine. Anyone recognize the makers mark on the pommel? The seller seemed to think it had been made in Norway.

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Kevin



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Kevin Coleman M.




PostPosted: Thu 27 Mar, 2014 5:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Incidentally, the seller also listed these dimensions.

Blade length= 80 cm
Blade width at widest point= 5.6 cm
Blade thickness at widest point= 0.5 cm
Sword weight= 3 lb 5 3/4 oz
balance point from tip of the blade= 64 1/2 cm
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Stephen Curtin




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PostPosted: Fri 28 Mar, 2014 8:09 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Looks a lot like the work of the English company, Raven Armoury, though I can't seem to find an image of the particular sword of theirs which I'm thinking of.
Éirinn go Brách
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Matt Corbin




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PostPosted: Fri 28 Mar, 2014 6:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The pommel does look a lot like this one from Raven...


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Baard H




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PostPosted: Sat 29 Mar, 2014 2:21 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The chances of it being a Norwegian made sword is small unfortunately as there's next to no swordmakers here and the one I know doesn't have a mark at all.
At kveldi skal dag leyfa,
konu, er brennd er,
mćki, er reyndr er,
mey, er gefin er,
ís, er yfir kemr,
öl, er drukkit er.
-Hávamál, vísa 81
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Kevin Coleman M.




PostPosted: Tue 01 Apr, 2014 3:11 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

For anyone who's interested, I've just received the sword and it feels quite nice. I do believe it is a Raven Armory sword, and plan on posting photos, observations and opinions when time allows.
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