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Stuart Thompson




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PostPosted: Wed 24 Aug, 2011 3:11 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Excellent swords here!!

Right, from the jaguars to the mini metro Laughing Out Loud here's my practical sword

http://www.re-enactmentshop.com/ME-Hanwei%20p...0sword.JPG

Although i've now changed the scabbard it's a very nice sword. Great for teaching with and demonstrating as well as slashing up the battlefield. Connect four in sword terms gentlemen Wink speaking of which I missed Lindesfarne this year but if anyone here went, post yer pics! dying to see them!

sverð er manni vargr, af bardaga er dýrð, í dauða er dýrð.
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A. Heidalen Skog




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PostPosted: Wed 24 Aug, 2011 12:39 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Robert: The sword, second from the bottom. Isn't that one based on a find well after the "Viking Age"?
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U. M. Tønner




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PostPosted: Wed 24 Aug, 2011 2:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

@ A. Heidalen Skog

If you're referring to the one with the rather elongated curved crossguard, it, to me, looks a lot like the Cawood Sword, which as I believe is from the late Viking age.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cawood_sword
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Robert Muse




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PostPosted: Wed 24 Aug, 2011 4:22 pm    Post subject: Cawood         Reply with quote

Hi, thanks for your comments.

Look at this link.

http://www.historyofyork.org.uk/themes/viking/the-cawood-sword

It doesn't show well in the photos, but this replica also has slight guard asymetry

Best Regards
Robert
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Shahril Dzulkifli




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PostPosted: Wed 07 Sep, 2011 6:30 pm    Post subject: Let's see your Viking swords         Reply with quote

Although I don't have Viking swords I must say that David's Ulfberht sword looks great. Got to love it! Wink
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Ben Sweet




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PostPosted: Tue 04 Oct, 2011 12:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This one by Angus Trim I call my Techno-Viking

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Johan Gemvik




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PostPosted: Tue 04 Oct, 2011 2:29 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Great thread, love all. Keep em coming guys! Happy
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PostPosted: Tue 26 Mar, 2013 1:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Most of mine. Sorry for the few viking fantasy swords in the mix. Wink











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William M




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PostPosted: Tue 26 Mar, 2013 1:59 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow that langseax is massive! Happy
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William Swiger




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PostPosted: Tue 26 Mar, 2013 3:17 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

William M wrote:
Wow that langseax is massive! Happy


It is pretty large. Michael Pikula made it,
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Roger Hooper




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PostPosted: Tue 26 Mar, 2013 7:19 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My Albion Gotland


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Robin Smith




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PostPosted: Wed 05 Mar, 2014 6:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My newest





Patternwelded inlay in the blade and copper and silver inlay on the hilt. Covered bridge, wool lined scabbard.

A furore Normannorum libera nos, Domine
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Mercer L. Blaire




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PostPosted: Wed 05 Mar, 2014 6:31 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My Personal Defense Weapon for Ragnarok...Fjall Skerandi



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Roger Hooper




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PostPosted: Wed 05 Mar, 2014 7:17 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Early in this thread I posted an Albion Europe photo of my Valkyrja. Since it's better to put up your own photos, here are a couple that I took.


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Mike Jia
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PostPosted: Wed 05 Mar, 2014 9:14 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Roger, those are beautiful pictures. I think they're much more flattering than the ad pictures used by Albion (the sword looks machined and lifeless in those)
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Bryan Heff




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PostPosted: Thu 06 Mar, 2014 5:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Robin -

I love your viking sword. Really beautiful. How is he grip done? Is it thin cord wrapped? I bit different treatment than what we are used to seeing and I think it works great with the overall sword.

The church is near but the roads are icy. The tavern is far but I will walk carefully. - Russian Proverb
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Einar Drønnesund





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PostPosted: Thu 06 Mar, 2014 5:45 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Bryan Heff wrote:
Robin -

I love your viking sword. Really beautiful. How is he grip done? Is it thin cord wrapped? I bit different treatment than what we are used to seeing and I think it works great with the overall sword.


IIRC, Albions swords are leather glued over a wooden core, and then thin cord is wrapped tightly around the grip until the glue cures. When the cord is removed, the indentations left by the cord is permanent, leaving a very attractive and grippy surface. Its the same on my Albion NG Squire.
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Robin Smith




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PostPosted: Thu 06 Mar, 2014 6:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Einar Drønnesund wrote:
Bryan Heff wrote:
Robin -

I love your viking sword. Really beautiful. How is he grip done? Is it thin cord wrapped? I bit different treatment than what we are used to seeing and I think it works great with the overall sword.


IIRC, Albions swords are leather glued over a wooden core, and then thin cord is wrapped tightly around the grip until the glue cures. When the cord is removed, the indentations left by the cord is permanent, leaving a very attractive and grippy surface. Its the same on my Albion NG Squire.

No, Bryan is right... In this case it is a long leather cord wrapped around the grip as the actual grip surface itself.

A furore Normannorum libera nos, Domine
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Einar Drønnesund





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PostPosted: Mon 10 Mar, 2014 12:57 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Robin Smith wrote:
Einar Drønnesund wrote:
Bryan Heff wrote:
Robin -

I love your viking sword. Really beautiful. How is he grip done? Is it thin cord wrapped? I bit different treatment than what we are used to seeing and I think it works great with the overall sword.


IIRC, Albions swords are leather glued over a wooden core, and then thin cord is wrapped tightly around the grip until the glue cures. When the cord is removed, the indentations left by the cord is permanent, leaving a very attractive and grippy surface. Its the same on my Albion NG Squire.

No, Bryan is right... In this case it is a long leather cord wrapped around the grip as the actual grip surface itself.


My bad, I misread and thought he was was asking about the sword in Roger Hoopers post. Happy Thanks for clearing it up.
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Tim Seaton




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PostPosted: Mon 10 Mar, 2014 7:22 pm    Post subject: viking swords         Reply with quote

Here are a few from my collection
Swords from Jody Samson , Rob Miller , Petr Florianek



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