Tinker 9th Century Viking
While not a direct copy of any particular sword, the Viking sword design was
inspired by historical examples from the early 9th Century, most notably finds
from the area around Trondheim, Norway, where the circular indentation hilt
decoration was popular. The scabbards are provided with suspension points and a
period shape, giving the sheathed sword a very attractive appearance. The
construction of the Viking "pair" differs from other swords in the Tinker series
inasmuch as they are tang-riveted(peened) in period fashion at the pommel,
primarily to satisfy Viking re-enactment requirements, and the blunt blade
design is very much directed towards re-enactment rather than sparring. However,
as with the other swords in the series, replacement blades are available and
Tinker is offering a blade-replacement and re-peening service for users unable
to undertake the task themselves. Again, the handling characteristics of the two
swords are virtually identical. CAS has commissioned Michael `Tinker` Pearce to
design a line of swords that will satisfy both the sparring and cutting needs of
Western Martial Arts practitioners. Matching sharp and blunt versions of each
sword in the series offer the same outstanding handling characteristics in both
disciplines. The swords meet Tinker`s exacting quality requirements and are
built in much the same way as his custom pieces.
- Designed by Michael `Tinker` Pearce
- Made by the Hanwei Forge
- 5160 Marquenched Spring Steel
- Tinker Approved
- Overall length: Sharp 37 3/8" / Blunt 37 1/2"
- Blade length: Sharp 30 7/8" / Blunt 30 1/8"
- Handle length: 6 1/2"
- Weight: 2lb 12oz
- Point of Balance: 4 3/4"
- Point of Percussion: 20 1/4"
- Width at Guard: 2 3/16"
- Width at Tip: 1 1/2"
- Thickness at Guard: .200"
- Thickness at Tip: .085"
- Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.
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