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Viking Bronze hilt sword (Isle of Eigg) 800-900C

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Viking Bronze Hilt Sword (Isle of Egg) 800-900C


 Bronze Hilt Viking Sword dates to the 10th century and features a double edge blade with wide cental fuller. The grip, guard and pommel are made of cast bronze. The unsharpened blade is made of well tempered mild steel and is peened at the pommel for durability.This Viking sword is a replica of the sword found in the museum of Isle of Egg.It is completely usable for costume dressing and rennactment purposes.
This sword hilt was found in Kildonnan, Island of Eigg in Scotland. It is thought to date from the Viking period. The original sword is on display at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. The sword is classified as a Type D, in accordance to the Peterson Viking sword typology. It is dated to the 9th or early 10th century.
Our version of the sword features a double edge blade with wide central fuller. The grip, guard and pommel are made of cast bronze. The unsharpened blade is made of well tempered mild steel. It is completely usable for costume dressing and reenactment purposes.


This gilt brass sword hilt is the finest Viking example found in Scotland. It is from a double-edged broad sword discovered on Eigg in the Inner Hebrides by a local farmer whilst levelling a mound. The mound is thought to have contained a pagan burial.


All parts of the sword hilt - its pommel, grip and guard - are richly decorated with animal and geometric ornament in panels. Some of the decoration is inlaid with silver or silver thread.


The sword hilt was found with bronze bucket mounts and a now-lost whetstone. Pieces of the blade were found around the same time as the sword hilt, but these also do not survive.



 


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Material: Mild Steel Blade with Bronze Pommel

Size: Blade Length-31" ,Overall Length-37.5"

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