Squire Line Albion Mark™
The Viking
(Viking Type H)

This 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 spans a time period from late 8th C to late 10th C

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 components are tumbled to a satin finish.

The blade is classified as a Geibig Type 4 (which some consider a sub-classification of the Oakeshott Type X), hand-ground from 1075 steel to a basic satin finish, heat-treated by hand in the Albion Forge Shop.

These swords will not be sold sharp, unless otherwise requested by the customer (sharpening available for a small additional fee.).
The grip is of stabilized birch, wrapped with black leather.

Overall length: 36.75" (92 cm)
Blade length: 30" (77 cm)
Blade width: 2.3" (6 cm)
CoB: 5.125" (13 cm)
CoP: 19.75" (50 cm)
Weight: 2 lbs 10 oz (1.19 kilos)

The Squire Line Viking
(Type H)... $473

Customer testimonial about the Squire Line Viking:

...Mike, I must say that you are a really great guy to do business with. Thanks for all the understanding and help.
Well! I must tell you that I had a hard week after I got my squire line Viking sword, almost could not sleep without thinking about it -- and if I didn't know better I'd have asked you: "Okay, guys, which museum have you stolen this one from?"

-- Patrik Lindblom


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