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Handmade Swords - Vendelmiekka

  • Maker & Copyright: Jarkko Niskanen (jarkko1)
  • Measurements: overall length of 90,5 cm; blade length 75,2 cm; weight 1358 g
  • Balance point: located 14 cm from the hilt

Even though swords like this are often called "vendel swords" named so after the vendel graves in Sweden, they were common in large areas of Europe. Many such swords are also found in Finland. In Behmer’s classification of migration period swords this one represents type 6.

The blade of the sword is pattern welded like it was common in migration period/early Viking age. The middle of the blade haves two pattern welded and twisted rods. Edges are layered from steels, with carbon content 0,6-0,8%. Crossguard and upperguard are riveted from brassplates, with blued iron plates between them. Iron is blued by heating it.

The tang of the blade is peened into the upperguard. The pommel, which covers the peening, is cast from brass. The grip and strap slide are made from walnut while the scabbard is made of pinewood with leather covering and woolen inside.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Jarkko Niskanen

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