24 inches Blade Viking Sword-Hand forged Historical sword-Full tang
-5160 Leaf spring from Truck is used for Blade and Rosewood is used for Handle.
-Sharpen- Ready to use.
-21 inches Blade- Highly polished.
-10 inches full tang Handle-Made of Rosewood-Perfect Gripe-2 hand handling
-Scabbard is made of cotton wood cover in leather.
A great sword - would buy again.
I have long been interested in swords, but this was my first sword purchase. I wanted a real quality sword, not mall-ninja wall hanger junk, and I was looking specifically at Saxon-Era or Viking-Era swords. This sword met both requirements and I love it. The sword is solid steel and I think it could slice though just about anything. Even for the sword it is modelled after, it's got some weight behind it. My critical analysis of the sword: Though it is listed as a "Viking" sword (or sverd), it's body construction is that of a late Roman spartha sword (which is essentially what Viking swords are). One of the things that drew me to the sword was the handle. I noticed that it is a full tang all the way to the pommel. As far as knife construction goes, it's top-notch. The one thing I will say is as a sword, the handle being squared rather than round will how one holds the sword, or how they transition their grip while using it. Also, for a Viking-style spartha, the handle is a little long, the original ones would have been about 1/3 less length. Lastly, the pointed triangular pommel will dig into your wrist when using it. Even in the original swords, this was a problem and that is why those pommel designs tend to be more rounded. I like the finger grooves in the handle just under the guard. The sword is well balanced and way your finger rests in the grove, the sword sits in your hand comfortably (even if the pommel digs your wrist a bit when holding laterally). The sword fits snugly in the sheath which is also well made. My order came to me quickly with no ordering issues, I would say you could use a bit more packing material in the box as it was a little loose in the packaging. Other than those nitpicks, I am quite happy with the sword and would buy again.