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Any sword enthusiast will take one look at the weapon and notice the resemblance to the Godfred Sword, an original design from 9th century Scandinavia. The Practical Viking offers the same design and quality craftsmanship, only its safe for reenactment and stage combat. It features a broad blade and a full-length fuller that keeps the weapon light, balanced and incredibly quick. In fact, it only weighs a little over 2lbs. To stay true to Viking swords used during this period, the weapon has been given a down-turned guard and lobate pommel.
Our Practical broadswords, including SH2106, SH2046 and SH2047 have been thoughtfully designed to accommodate the intricate needs of stage combat and reenactment. They have been made to withstand rigorous abuse while complying with safety standards enforced by many reenactment societies. Crafted from 1065 high-carbon steel and hardened to 50HRC, these blades are able to offer good handling while resisting edge-notching to levels that are quite acceptable. They are resilient, protected against brittleness and balanced to perfection due to a fuller.
The edges of these practical swords are 1/16 wide and we have added rounded tips for enhanced safety. We have even taken the time to ensure that the tangs are substantial, showing no welds, and featuring radiused corners at the shoulders of the blade. The tang is even riveted over the pommel, so you can easily tighten a loose hilt while feeling secure that there is no risk of inadvertent disassembly.
Leather cloaks the hardwood grip to offer comfort and control. The craftsmanship of the scabbard is equally thoughtful. It has been fabricated in glass-filled resin, which eliminates swelling, minimizes blade corrosion and provides impact resistance. It is also very versatile as the added belt rings allow you to carry your weapon vertically or horizontally. We have given the scabbard a handsome wood-grain finish, but left it plain so you can decorate yours to reflect your persona if you choose. Please note that you must be 18 years of age or older to purchase this item.