This single handed Norse sword is patternwelded from many bars of steel. There is a twisted bar at the spine of the blade and then a complex layer of 33 separate bars of twist and pinstripe laid diagonally across the blade. This pattern exists in one original Viking sword and there is some speculation as to how it was made. This is my version. The 700 layer edge shows subtle patterning and adds to the understated complexity of the twists. My favourite patternwelding has elements that can be seen from a distance and then subtle patterning in the steel that draw you in, careful or you may become lost in the steel!
The guard is made from patternwelded steel, forged and heavily etched to emulate chevron inlay. The fittings have given this sword its name “Iron Thorn”, named after the thorn like diagonal patterns in the guard and pommel. They are influenced by Viking inlay techniques that I have retranslated into patternweld! I am very proud of these fittings and they represent some of my best work to date.
The sword has a good balance to it and would be a great cutter, without feeling too blade heavy.
I would be happy to make a sheath for this sword please enquire for a price.