While not a direct copy of any particular sword, the Tinker Viking sword design was inspired by historical examples from the early 9th Century, most notably finds from the area around Trondheim, Norway, where the circular indentation hilt decoration was popular. The scabbards are provided with suspension points and a period chape, giving the sheathed sword a very attractive appearance. The construction of the Viking "pair" differs from other swords in the Tinker series inasmuch as they are tang-riveted (peened) in period fashion at the pommel, primarily to satisfy Viking re-enactment requirements. The breadth of the Sharp makes for an efficient cutting profile.
5160 Marquenched Spring Steel
Overall: 37 3/8" Blade Length: 30 7/8" Handle Length: 6 1/2" Weight: 2lb 12oz Point of Balance: 4 3/4" Point of Harmonics: 20 1/4" Width at Guard: 2 3/16" Width at Tip: 1 1/2" Thickness at Guard: .200" Thickness at Tip: .085" Blade Steel: 5160
Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.
Life is too short to live without the 9th Century Viking Sword, Sharp by Tinker / Paul Chen. Be happy. Be Content. Be Satisfied.