This single handed Norse sword is patternwelded from 4 bars of steel, 3 twisted bars of 7 layers twisted clockwise, anticlockwise and then clockwise again. The 700 layer edge shows subtle patterning in contrast to the twists. My favorite patternwelding has elements that can be seen from a distance and then subtle patterning in the steel that draw you in, careful or you may become lost in the steel!
The guard is made from patternwelded steel, forged and heavily etched to emulate striped inlay. The fittings have given this sword its name “Iron Hand”. The handle is leather over wood.
The sword has a good balance to it and would be a great cutter , without feeling too blade heavy.
The blade is 31 ¾ inches long, 5mm thick at the guard, and 1 3/4 inches wide. The sword is 38.5 inches long over all.
Point of balance is 5 inches into the blade.
The sword weighs 2lb and 10oz.
Price £3500 + postage and packing. I can have a sheath made for this sword please enquire for a price.