This shield splitting, double edge blade is a traditional design carried down from earlier centuries of Normans. A sword, to the Vikings, was to be carried in association with the excitement of battle, one's manhood and loyalty to not only his lord but family. This beautifully hand forged Damascus 1095/15n20 Alloy Steel blade is battle ready and razor sharp with a HCR at about 54-55 with 176 blade layers. A magnificent twist pattern adorns the blade. This impressive sword's blade is measures 30 inches in length and is full tang with a single peened pommel. The pommel and guard are made of pure brass. Measuring at 9.75 inches the handle is crafted out of wood and wrapped in genuine leather. Included is an amazing hand crafted tanned leather adjustable back sheath to be able to carry a sword of such pride and honor with ease. This sword has an outstanding beauty about it being made of natural materials with a unique twist pattern Damascus blade.