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Cold Steel 88VS Viking Sword 30-1/4" Carbon Steel Blade

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Part Number: CS88VS
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
Retail Price: $459.99
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CS88VS: Viking Sword - 36 7/8" Overall
Cold Steel

The typical Viking sword of the 9th and 10th centuries featured a long wide blade with a broad central fuller and two keen edges. The preferred stroke was a hard slash or chopping blow, so the point was fairly rounded but was just acute enough to be useful for thrusting. A simple guard with forward curving quillions was often utilized and combined with an equally utilitarian wooden handle that was covered with leather, bone, or even cast in brass.

What really made the Viking Sword so distinctively recognizable from its contemporaries was its heavy 5 lobed pommel used to balance the long blade.

Our sword has features in common with its historical counterpart. It has a double edged blade, hand forged out of high carbon steel and then polished to a brilliant lustre. The wooden handle is covered in leather and is supported by a simple, elegant guard at one end and an equally handsome 5 lobed pommel at the other. Both guard and pommel feature traditional Celtic knot embellishments.

To house the keen double edge blade each of our swords is supplied with a wood scabbard covered in black leather and reinforced with a highly polished steel chape and throat.
Specifications
  • Weight: 37.1 oz.
  • Blade Thickness: 15/64"
  • Blade Length: 30 1/4"
  • Handle: 6 5/8" long. Leather Wrapped
  • Steel: 1055 Carbon
  • Overall Length: 36 7/8"
  • Sheath: Leather/Wood Scabbard with Steel Fittings

UPC Code: 705442004486

1055 Carbon Steel
1055 Carbon Steel
An extremely tough steel with high carbon content and a hardness between 60-64RC, 1055 is best suited for high-impact and high-stress applications.
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4 out of 5
David R
Gig Harbor, Wa
Jan 22, 2013
Pros: Materials, Usable, Blade Material, Finish
Cons: None
A fun... And seriously wicked sharp cutter... Born to cut stuff. NOT a particularly period-accurate sword... But it tries... With the long fuller and the the lobed pommel and what not. The grip is too flat. The cross and pommel are just plain castings. Nothing special. The blade cross-section is too thin for the period. But for cutting... Wow. A fun piece in the collection, especially for the price.
4 out of 5
Ts
El Cajon CA
Jun 11, 2010
Pros: Overall Quality, Usable, Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard
Cons: None
Viking Sword by Cold Steel
The sword is a nicely fabricated piece. It is definitely a sword that is not just meant for decorative purposes - it is fully functional. Its hilt is deviating from the typical 7th/8th century Viking sword. The leather covered wood handle is not tapered toward the pommel, and is also wider in general. The carbon steel double edged blade however is kept quite authentic - tapered with a fuller on each side. I wold have given it a 5 but it had some tiny spots of corrosion along the edges - so it's a 4. It's important to keep the sword clean and greased for it to last and keep its looks a long time.
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