Drawing of a Viking Sword

Drawing of a Viking Age sword found at Repton

This is a drawing of a Viking Age sword which was found in Grave 511 at Repton where the invading Viking Great Army had their winter camp in 873/4. When it was found, the sword had traces of a wooden scabbard attached to the rusted blade. Analysis showed that the scabbard was lined with fleece and covered in leather. The grip was wooden and covered in a woollen textile.

Object Type



circa 850 — 899

Ascribed Culture



Viking Designs


cemetery, Derbyshire, drawing, Repton, Scandinavian, sword, Viking, warfare, weapons, Winter_camp

Further information

This object is related to Repton, Derbyshire.
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Drawn by Adam Parsons of Blueaxe Reproductions