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PostPosted: Mon 17 Jan, 2005 11:45 pm    Post subject: For Sale: Armour Class Viking Sword [SOLD]         Reply with quote

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This piece was conceived when I noticed that the hilt on Armour Class sword model VS4 -- often described as a native English/Saxon style of hilt -- was identical to one on a 13th century Scottish grave slab. This hilt style (Viking type V, I believe) is also found in Norway, and got me to thinking of a crossover Norse-Celtic piece. Since the Norwegians controlled the western isles of Scotland, I imagined this as a "historically plausible" sword for western Scotland or Ireland in the 10th-13th centuries.

Anyway, I asked Armour Class to add Celtic knotwork to the Viking hilt, and they did a fine job of decorating the pommel with both Celtic and Norse engravings. I apologize for the blurry picture, but it hopefully gets the idea across.

This is good work from the guys in Glasgow. The sword is light, fast, well-balanced, solidly built, and very sharp. I haven't cut with it, but my experience tells me it would perform admirably.

I'm sure I'll buy from Armour Class again at some point; the only reason this sword is for sale is that it is too light for my personal tastes. I have a surplus of muscle, and like my swords on the heavy side. I don't have a scale precise enough to weigh it, but I'd estimate it between 2 and 2-1/4 pounds. This is a very fast handling sword.

The rest of its vital stats are as follows:
Overall length: 36.5"
Blade length: 30.25"
Blade width: 2" at guard, 1" @ 2" behind point
Point of balance: 5" from guard
Center of Percussion: about 20" from guard
Black leather handle wrap.
Black leather scabbard (made by Armour Class; fits the sword well).

Here is a picture of the pommel:


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Full length:
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Another full length:
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The point:
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The scabbard:
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The price is $400 firm, but that includes shipping in the con-US (Postal money order preferable). That's less than I paid, and about what you'd pay for the sword alone, without scabbard and engraving, at the current USD-GBP exchange rate.

Thanks for looking!
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The topic title has been edited to follow Forum Rules.

Also, Joe, please attach more than one image to each post. You don't need to make multiple posts like you do on other forums. Each post can take multiple attachments. Read our INFO pages for help if you need it.

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PostPosted: Mon 17 Jan, 2005 11:50 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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Nathan Robinson wrote:
The topic title has been edited to follow Forum Rules.

Also, Joe, please attach more than one image to each post. You don't need to make multiple posts like you do on other forums. Each post can take multiple attachments. Read our INFO pages for help if you need it.


Thanks Nathan, I didn't know that. (And I'm a bit computer-impaired to begin with...)

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PostPosted: Tue 18 Jan, 2005 9:49 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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This sword is sold, pending a face-to-face exchange. Will edit topic title when the deal is done... Big Grin
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