Sword from Gnezdovo burial C-2. Rus, Smolensk region, X century.
Sword from Gnezdovo burial C-2. Rus, Smolensk region, X century.
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Sword from Gnezdovo burial C-2. Rus, Smolensk region, X century.

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Rus / Viking
X century

One of the most marvelous swords of the Viking Age with a cast hilt.
The sword was discovered in 1950, during the excavation of one of the largest and richest Gnezdovo mounds (C-2). It was bent and broken, and in this form it was placed in a pit. The details of the crossguard and the central part of the pommel are decorated with (gilded) overlays with relief ornament in the Borre style. The pattern consists of smoothly curving double-row ribbons with spiral curls. Animal paws are discernible in the bends of the weave. On the sides of the pommel head, human faces with characteristic “long strands” are depicted in full face. The end planes of the pommel and crosshairs facing the handle and the blade are covered with plates (tinned or silver-plated) with engraved geometric patterns (the option is available on request).

-hand forged (!) blade 74-80 cm
-crossguard 9.5 см
-blade width near crossguard 5 см
-blade thickness near crossguard  5 мм
-sword’s total lenght 96 cm
-weight 1,5 kg
-gravity center 8 cm from crossguard
-steel 60S2A (spring structural steel)

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Price doesn’t include scabbard. You can add scabbard pressing the button under this description.
-scabbard #1 (wood/genuine leather/no chape)
-scabbard #2 (wood/genuine leather/lambskin inside/chape)

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Scabbard:

no scabbard, scabbard#1, scabbard#2

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