Edition Viking Sword
(Petersen Type H, Geibig Type 3 Blade)
style of Viking era sword is referred to as a Type H hilt in Petersen's
Typology. It is the most prominent hilt type found on swords from the
viking age and span a time period from late 8th C to late 10th C. On costly
swords, the hilts were damascened with wire inlays of copper alloys, tin
and silver. A few were left plain relying on the subtle effect of a well
defined and polished iron surface.
The pommel and upper guard of the Hersir are made in two parts, riveted
togther, with a twisted sterling silver wire between the the pommel and
The hilt components are investment cast in mild steel from original waxes
carved by Peter Johnsson, based on Peter's first-hand examination and
documentation of period originals of this type.
The blade is classified as a Geibig Type 3 (which might also be consider
a sub-classification of the Oakeshott Type X). These are defined by a
moderate taper in width and a fuller that taper in width towards the point.
The type can be dated to the period between second half of the 8th C to
the second half of the 10th C. Many of the famous Ulfberht swords are
forged to this form.
The Hersir has a character of authority but is also responsive in handling:
a powerful sword that well represents the feeling of well preserved, good
quality originals of this type.
Each blade is hand-ground from high-carbon steel to a fine satin finish,
heat-treated by hand for maximum flexibility and to take a fine edge.
These swords are sold sharp, unless otherwise requested by the customer.
A Limited Edition Hand Crafted Collectible Sword
This Viking sword is offered in a limited edition of only 500 collectible
Overall length: 37" (94 cm)
Blade length:30.75" (78 cm)
Blade width: 2.2" (6 cm)
CoG 5" (13 cm)
CoP: 19" (48 cm)
Weight: 2.59 lbs (1.17 kilos)
You can customize your sword's grip color
-- see the standard grip colors here.
The Hersir (Type H)...
before this limited edition collectable sword runs out!