Sword Hilt Set Type O - Project with Dimicator - Reservation Fee


    • Description

      This hilt set is an exciting new historical reconstruction.

      I have collaborated with my old friend and renowned expert on historical swordsmanship, Roland Warzecha from Dimicator www.patreon.com/dimicator to make an accurate reconstruction of this type O hilt set. (Please note that the first picture of a completed sword is a simulation). The pictures show Roland’s examination of the original find, now in Schloss Gottorf Museum in Schleswig, alongside my reconstruction. The original was found near the Danish Viking town Haithabu (Hedeby). Swords of this type were popular between CE 880 – 950, so a sword like this may well have been drawn during the Viking siege of Paris or when Henry I attacked Hedeby.

      This is an opportunity for you, if you are a historical sword enthusiast, to commission a very close copy of this original find.

      Each finished set will cost £350 in bronze, including 2 rivet caps.

      If you would like to commission one of these special authentic Viking sword hilts please order here and make a down payment of £100.00 

      This is a limited edition, we will only make a maximum of 50 of these special sets worldwide, and each set will be numbered. In addition, every customer will receive a pdf of historical documentation, with excellent photographs and illustrations of the original find.

      As soon as your set is finished, we will contact you for the remainder of the payment, £250, plus shipping (£10 for Europe, £15 for international).

      Dimensions. We will follow the exact dimensions of the original find. These are shown in the examination sketch in millimetres. To summarise, the lower guard (crosspiece) will be 105mm wide. The upper guard (pommel) will measure 65.5mm wide at the widest point of the upper guard. The pommel is made of two pieces, the upper guard and the pommel cap, which join together with iron rivets. Please be aware that the original is hollow and lightweight, and our reconstruction is the same.

      For the historical swordsman: the original has an offset pommel, allowing the upper guard to fit more comfortably in the palm. We will cut a guide slot for the tang in the bronze to your specification. It can be either offset to fit a right-handed swordsman, or a left-handed (as was the original), or be made symmetrically. This customisation will be discussed with each customer individually, and is included in the £350.00 price. 

      Silver wire was not inlaid around the original Viking hilt, but wire inlay is known from other finds of this type.  It is possible to order sterling silver inlay for an extra £120.00.  Again, this will be discussed through individual correspondence after you have placed your order and paid the reservation fee.

      Several films covering the various aspects of this reconstruction project can be found on our Northan Viking Silver Youtube channel.