Circa 850,Often overlooked by modern sword lovers is the tremendous amount of stress placed on a sword blade during battle. Damascus, or pattern welded steel, was used to make the blade strong enough to withstand the rigors of combat. Excavations of a number of Viking swords turned up this lovely Damascus specimen in Finland. It has the lobed pommel loved by the Norsemen, but the cross guard contrasts slightly with the typical down-curved versions. Our version is made by Windlass Steelcrafts® of high carbon Damascus steel. Blade is polished with the fuller etched to show the Damascus construction of the blade. Pommel and cross guard are steel. Grip is leather wrapped wood. We present this sword to you in an intricately carved wooden frame, that will adorn your walls like never before.