Size: 33" x 9"
|Exclusive to Echoes In Time
SALE ITEM -BIG SAVINGS- SALE ITEM
Material: Metal alloy, mounted on custom wood plaque
||Name: VIKING BURIAL SWORD
Time: c. AD 1000
Location: Norse Culture, Norway
Viking! A name given to the warrior class of Norsemen that once struck terror throughout Europe. The sword has been an important offensive weapon through the ages as a symbol of courage and instant justice, worn by kings, chieftains, and free-born men alike. From its early practical function, it also evolved into a status symbol. The Viking sword was the forerunner of the cruciform sword of the middle ages. This rugged and highly functional example is an authentic copy of the original iron sword worn by the Christian Monarch, Olav the Holy (995-1030 AD) and is now in the National Museum in Denmark.