As a part of creation of replica of entire set of equipment from Valsgarde 8 burial in Uppland, Sweden, I am currently working on the sword. Blade is a somewhat reworked "moat sale" blade from Albion swords, that, I believe, started it's life as a roman spatha blade but was deemed imperfect for some reason. Many thanks to Peter Johnsson for advice about reworking the profile so it would be apropriate for a Vendel period sword - the advice prooved to be invalluable.
Closer look on the pommel and the source material...
another angle of the pommel and rings.
Edited by Artis Aboltins, 05 April 2013 - 03:44 PM.