- Full length: 925 mm (~ 36 3/8")
- Blade length: 730 mm (~ 28 6/8")
- Grip length: 130 mm (~ 5 1/8")
- Blade width at the cross-guard: 46 mm (~ 1 6/8")
- Blade width at the end: 33 mm (~ 1 3/8")
- Center of balance: 85 mm (~ 3 2/8'') from the cross-guard
- Thickness at the cross-guard: 2 mm (~ 1/16'')
- Tip thickness: 2 mm (~ 1/16'')
- Weight: 1450 g (~ 3.2 lbs)
- Blade flexibility: 13 mm (~ 5/8”) with 170 g (~ 6 oz) sinker
- Blade — steel 65G (US 1566, G15660, Germany 66Mn4, Ck67)
- Cross-guard and pommel — steel 40A (US 1040, G10400, Germany C40, Ck40)
- Grip — leather
This amazing sword is a very special one. Just like Odin's faithful companions, the wise ravens Huginn and Muninn, the Raven can serve you well as your steel adviser and support you in tough times. Does it sound too mystical for you? Well, every good sword has a soul, and this one is good for sure.
The Raven is a Carolingian type sword strongly associated with Vikings these days. The pattern etched on the sword reflects this connection with the northern culture and its spirit. In comparison with the later European arming swords, it has wider blade and a little bit more inertia in swings.
Raven’s attractive appearance makes it a great choice for those looking for something special. It can be a reliable training / tournament weapon and just a beautiful addition to your personal armory.
Areas of use:
- WMA / HEMA
- SCA / Cut & Thrust
- Battle of the Nations
Swords of this design were found in archaeological excavations throughout Europe and they belong to the period of 7th-10th centuries. While the sword was the most revered weapon of the Viking Age, it must be remembered that battle axes were more common weapon among the majority of Vikings, because they were way cheaper and easier to craft than swords. Only rich Vikings, such as priests, tribal leaders or wealthy warriors owned swords, while most of the ordinary warriors used axes or spears.