The Ulfberht Sword

Discussion in 'Warfare' started by Svíar, 6 April 2014.

  1. Svíar

    Svíar Heroic Member Sustaining Member

    The Ulfberht Sword also recognized as the Viking sword was a double edged sword used by the Vikings.
    The sword was carried by the top men in Viking society and was a weapon of status, it is mentioned as one of the most superior swords ever created and because of it's superior steelwork it held out as the most superior sword until the industrial revolution.

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    The first Ulfberht sword to be found was in 850 AD.

    Demonstration of the power of the Ulfberht

     
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  2. Sellanrå

    Sellanrå Senior Member

    And where has most of them been found? That's right... Here in Norway;)

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  3. Svíar

    Svíar Heroic Member Sustaining Member

    Haha we're Scandinavians brother. Not Norwegians or Swedes or Danes ;)
     
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  4. Huginn ok Muninn

    Huginn ok Muninn Senior Member

    The excellent documentary about this sword and its re-creation by a contemporary master swordsmith:



    By the way... righteous beard...
     
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