* Stock items ship from Strongblade in 1-3 days. Please allow an additonal day for engraving or sharpening.
This sword is now available Standard or Fully Tempered!
The Osprey is the emperor of Viking swords. Slightly larger than typical rading swords, this sword has an amazing swept guard that stretches a good five inches to each side. Nickled and flared at the edges, the guard gives this noble sword a regal appearance. The kings of the Vikings, clan leaders such as the wise and battle hardened Gothar would have swung brilliant swords such as these.
The focal point of the sword is, of course, the sweeping, wing-like guard that slopes away from the grip. But the sword has a classic lobed pommel, nickled and bright, and a ridged grip of wood wrapped with rugged, double-stitched black leather.
The blade is a wide and durable hand-forged carbon steel with a thick and shallow fuller. The edges, like most viking swords, run nearly parallel for most of the length of the blade, beginning its taper only as it gets near the tip. The scabbard is leather-wrapped wood with fine nickled metal collar and tip.
Most viking swords we see are squat and rather plain, which is the way the vikings liked them. This sword however has a strong sense of nobility and character that is hard to find. Graceful yet powerful. One of our finest swords at this price range.