Reproduction Viking Age Sword

A reproduction Viking Age sword and scabbard

A reproduction of the sword found in Grave 511 at Repton. The hilt is made of wood laths wrapped in tabby weave textile strips. The scabbard is made of two wooden laths, lined with trimmed sheep fleece, and covered in an oak-stained, stitched, calf-leather cover. The strap slide is copper alloy and inserted under the leather. The sword belt shown with the scabbard is based on the sword belt from Grave 511 at Repton.

Object Type

Sword

Date

circa 850 — 900

Ascribed Culture

Original/Reproduction

Reproduction

Material

Collection

Viking Objects

Current Location

Derby Museum and Art Gallery

Keywords

belt, buckle, Derbyshire, Great_army, leather, Repton, scabbard, steel, sword, textiles, Viking, weapons, wool

Further information

You can see the original at Derby Museum and Art Gallery.

This object is related to Repton, Derbyshire.
Find out about Repton, Derbyshire.

Acknowledgements

Blade by Armour Class

Fittings by Adam Parsons of Blueaxe Reproductions