Looking for a beautiful and historically accurate Viking sword? Look no further than the Dybäck Viking sword! This stunning sword is based on an archaeological find from the Dybäck region in Scandinavia, now preserved in the Historical Museum of Stockholm. The original sword dates back to the 11th century and is known as one of the most beautiful examples of Viking swords found in Scandinavia.
Despite missing some of its original embellishments (including the top of the pommel, which was wrapped in gold wire, as well as the silver-gold plated guard and pommel plate), the remaining parts of the sword are in remarkable condition. The grip is wrapped with gold wire and decorated with elaborate engravings of intertwined birds, serpents, and other creatures. The animal and plant motifs suggest that the sword may have come from England, or at least been heavily influenced by the metalworking style popular there at the time. This style was favored by Scandinavian nobility who maintained close contact with England during this period. Given the precious materials and high-quality craftsmanship involved, this sword was likely a prestigious weapon owned by a wealthy or high-status person.
Our reconstruction of the Dybäck Viking sword features a straight, double-edged blade made of EN45 hardened spring steel with a wide, hollow groove and unsharpened cutting edges. The grip includes a short, slightly curved crossguard, a grip area tightly wrapped in brass wire, and a generous pommel with a slightly curved base and tri-lobed “cap”. The guard and pommel base are decorated with highly detailed engravings and patterns, as faithful as possible to the original artifact. As with many preserved historical specimens from this period, the pommel is a two-part construction: the blade tang is screwed onto the lower section, and the upper cap is attached to the base with two small rivets.
This early medieval single-handed sword includes a brown leather/wood sheath with throat plate, spot, and lattice belt made of antiqued brass (max belt width 6 cm). Please note that this sword is not suitable for exhibition combat, but rather is meant for collection, decoration, or costume accessory purposes.
Other specifications include a total length of approximately 92 cm and blade length of approximately 74 cm with a thickness of 4 mm (cutting edges approximately 1 mm). The hilt is 18 cm long, with the grip area approximately 9.5 cm long and the blade maximum width of approximately 4.5 cm. The center of gravity is about 12.5 cm in front of the guard, and the sword weighs approximately 1.1 kg without the sheath and approximately 1.7 kg with the sheath.
Finally, please note that the steel used in this sword is not stainless and may show slight signs of corrosion over time. Regular care—such as using a universal oil like Ballistol—can help maintain the blade’s integrity. Don’t miss out on this beautiful and unique historical reproduction!