|Posted: Sun 21 Feb, 2016 10:28 am Post subject: For Sale: Viking weapon collection
Well I guess I've reached the point again where I am reducing my collection to pretty much only to 2 antique Japanese swords I own. I will want to focus my collecting pretty much 100% on antique Japanese swords from now on. This will mean I will have much fewer swords and long long save times between purchases.
Viking items have been my second love after nihonto. I can't explain actually why I like them so much but I do. However as my collecting is shifting towards owning few antique swords for now on I don't actually need these viking swords as they have been just sitting on my sword stands apart from dry handling them inside my apartment. I think these items deserve a person who has more use to them as I have.
In this package are following items.Arms & Armor Nordland Axe, Hanwei Cawood, Shane Allee custom based on Del Tin blade
I stripped the bulky leather from the grip for more comfortable grip and it revealed a small crack in the handle (it's small but something I should mention). Sword has never been used for cutting. It is very nice viking sword at affordable price bracket.
Length: 90 cm
Blade length: 75,5 cm
Width: 5 cm
Grip: 9,7 cm
Weight: 1040 g
Del Tin / Shane Allee:
This is a custom sword based on a Del Tin blade. This might be familiar to some as this has changed hands few times over the years. I'm not sure who was the first to own this but I know couple previous owners of this sword. It's nice beefy blade with very short grip. I have used a VA Hedemark scabbard for this sword. Even though it's not made for this sword I think it fits fairly well to this too, the scabbard is bit warped as it was factory second Hedemark that I bought some years ago.
Length: 89,5 cm
Blade length: 75,8 cm
Width: 5 cm
Grip: 8,4 cm
Weight: 1310 g
Arms & Armor Nordland:
I bought this second handed and it's been my favorite axe over the years. I haven't used this much though as I've had other axes for throwing etc. This has been my prized axe for collecting.
Length: 53,5 cm
Blade: 10,5 cm
Weight: 740 g
Price for whole package is 550€ + shipping. I would like to sell these grouped up and sale is most likely limited to Europe as shipping cost skyrockets when going outside Europe. Of course if you are willing to pay shipping outside Europe I'll send but it will be costly.
I'll be happy to post additional pics if you are interested. I think this would make a good start of viking item collection.