Late Dark Age and Early Medieval Swords


Circa 750 to 1100 AD

This sword is based on one found on Canwick Common in Norfolk.
(XII.12 Records of the Medieval Sword)

The original was dated c. 1050 - 1100


This generic sword is also based on the original found near Canwick.

It has been carefully distressed and the grip is carved from ancient oak.
It was made in 2002 and formed part of a very fine collection of our aged work.


The 3 lobed pommel on this example is based upon Petersen type E,
the whole piece has a lightly patinated finish.



Circa 950 AD

This is of a form known to the Vikings as a 'GADDHJALT', Spike-Hilt.
This particular example is styled after an original in the Glasgow Museum (Records X.9).

This sword was made to commission with a Mammoth Ivory grip and blackened, patinated steel fittings.



Circa 1050 to 1100 AD

This sword was made to commission, the guard is satin finished and the pommel lightly patinated.

Also based upon the Canwick sword but with a broader fuller and a seven lobed pommel from a different sword.



Circa 1075 to 1125 AD

A transitional Viking sword from the late Viking Age, the fittings are patinated and blackened.

The blade is fullered for around two thirds of its length.

Based upon the Cawood sword found in the River Ouse, near Cawood Castle.
The original (Records XII.11) is in a private collection.

A very similar original found in Norway is in the Oslo Museum.



Viking Swords cost from £1,400.

Inlay and other decoration will add to the cost.

Viking swords are typicaly 36 inches in length and weigh around 2lbs.
The transitional Viking sword shown here is a few inches longer at 39".