I have always seen the Viking as a pirate of their time, both were the highwaymen of the sea and both share a sence of adventure, bravado and flair. This short sword is made with that in mind …not too big as to get in the way or caught in the rigging, but like a little brother, always around.
This single handed norse short sword is patternwelded from 7 bars of steel. There is a band of random pattern damascus at the spine of the blade and then anti clockwise twists , then a band of pinstripe and a clockwise twist, then another pinstripe and an anticlockwise twist and finally another band of 700 layers of ramdom pattern damascus at the edge. 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 Viking inlay. 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 is a weighty short sword and feels sturdy in the hand and would be a great cutter.
I would be happy to make a sheath for this sword please enquire for a price.