Viking Sword

Approx. Period: 900 AD
Length: 0.70m Width: 0.05m

Viking swords were generally double edged. Examples can be found throughout the Scottish islands where Viking occupation was widespread. Many of the examples found have been part of boat burials where the owner is buried with his weapons and riches.

The viking sword blade is iron and of heavy construction with a central groove down the centre of the blade. The handle comprises a curved iron quillion with a wooden handle supported by bronze fittings. The bronze pommel represents a typical norse symbol