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Viking age / (SINIMIA(I)N(I)AIS, or S*N*M*A*N*A*S)/ Iron sword with fullered blade inscribed on both sides with geometric marks, 10th century, found at Lough Gur

Viking age / (SINIMIA(I)N(I)AIS, or S*N*M*A*N*A*S)/ Iron sword with fullered blade inscribed on both sides with geometric marks, 10th century, found at Lough Gur

Viking Age swords for review and critique -- myArmoury.com

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Viking Sword, 9th/10th century Denmark. Located at Reichsstadtmuseum Rothenburg, Germany.

Viking Sword, 9th/10th century Denmark. Located at Reichsstadtmuseum Rothenburg, Germany.

Museum i Trondheim

Museum i Trondheim

Viking Age battle axes from Lough Corrib, Co. Galway, Ireland (image National Museum of Ireland) Viking Burials Ireland

Viking Age battle axes from Lough Corrib, Co. Galway, Ireland (image National Museum of Ireland) Viking Burials Ireland

A famous sword now on display in the Viking Museum Haithabu (Hedeby), near Schleswig in northern Germany. It is rather far-developed for its time, betraying Frankish influence.

A famous sword now on display in the Viking Museum Haithabu (Hedeby), near Schleswig in northern Germany. It is rather far-developed for its time, betraying Frankish influence.

Since the end of the 12th century, a sword had served the Würzburg bishops as a symbol of their duke's dignity. Against the background of the conflicts with the Franconian Hohenzollerns around the Duke's bishop, Bishop Johann III. From Grumbach (1455-1466), the Duke's sword, which has survived until today.

Since the end of the 12th century, a sword had served the Würzburg bishops as a symbol of their duke's dignity. Against the background of the conflicts with the Franconian Hohenzollerns around the Duke's bishop, Bishop Johann III. From Grumbach (1455-1466), the Duke's sword, which has survived until today.

A resource for historic arms and armor collectors with photo galleries, reviews, reference materials, discussion forums, a bookstore and a comparison tool.

A resource for historic arms and armor collectors with photo galleries, reviews, reference materials, discussion forums, a bookstore and a comparison tool.

The hilts of Viking swords were of various shapes and were made of bone, antler or precious metals such as gold and silver. The sword was an expensive weapon and therefore much effort was put into decorating its handle. The pommel, which acted as a counterweight to the blade, could display inlays of precious metals or intricate patterns. The blade itself often had “blood grooves” running along its middle. making the sword lighter.The Rosenlund sword. The fine silver decoration is still…

The hilts of Viking swords were of various shapes and were made of bone, antler or precious metals such as gold and silver. The sword was an expensive weapon and therefore much effort was put into decorating its handle. The pommel, which acted as a counterweight to the blade, could display inlays of precious metals or intricate patterns. The blade itself often had “blood grooves” running along its middle. making the sword lighter.The Rosenlund sword. The fine silver decoration is still…