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This Viking sword is very traditional in look and
style (unless look and style are the same exact thing,
in which case I withdraw the word 'look.' Although
that would make the sentence kind of awkward, which I
guess is why I put two adjectives in place of one in
the first place). It features a typical semi-circle
pommel, short guard and straight,
parallel-edged blade. The grip is wrapped with fine, weathered leather strips and is a joy to hold.
Overall, this is a very solid, comfortable and workman
sword. Its low profile makes it very easy to hold and
carry and swing. This is the ideal weapon for any
Norse-based character, although it also works well
with mercenaries and soldiers. Oh, and if you're
looking for a training weapon to practice sword
techniques this sword is ideal.
For specifications see the tab below.
|Overall Length: ||36 inches
|Blade Length:||30 inches
|Width: ||2 inches
Includes leather scabbard.
Strandhewing was the popular Viking term for pillaging, enslaving and looting a village.
A typical Viking would wake up one morning and think to himself, "hey, harvest time is over, and
I have some spare time. Sure would be nice to get me a nice English woman to help clean up around
the longhall. And maybe a few of them fluffy English sheep." The Viking would then get his buddies
together, board one of their lightning-fast longships and go to the nearest enemy coast for some
good ol' Viking fun.
Truth be told, Strandhewing actually became a big part of the Viking economy, adding some
disposable income and raising the quality of life for Vikings everywhere. Of course, that
sort of one-way international trading had an adverse effect on their enemies. But you gotta
break some eggs to make an omelet, right? Or .. uh ... some sort of Viking egg dish that is
eaten for breakfast anyway.
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A bearded axe is actually an axe blade with a long heel that hangs down. This bit of blade gives the wielder a greater cutting surface, but, more importantly, it provides a great hook. Why would you need a hook? Well, the Vikings (and the Saxons, really) fought in shield walls-long lines of men, shoulder to shoulder, holding shields. Trying to get through a shield wall was ridiculously hard. So, Vikings came up with the bearded axe.
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