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Ondřej Borský

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Hello fellow bladesmiths!

I was contacted by a customer who wanted a simple 10th century sword. After discussing it a bit further, he has chosen a quite funny (at least in my opinion) sword :) It is described in Ian Pierce´s Swords of the Viking Age, page 122-123. I say funny, because the pommel is ridiculously small for the blade and cross dimensions...

Well, here is my attempt. Blade is 78,4cms long, the grip 9,7cms. It weighs 1030g, and it´s blunt.

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Nice work! I agree the pommel looks really small in proportion to the rest of it. How does it handle?

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It handles surprisingly well! The PoB is somewhere 17cm from the guard, but thanks to the low weight the sword moves swiftly and can be stopped easily.

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well, if that's what he wants, then that is what he gets! The sword looks great, just a small pommel. It has a historical support, too.

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Looks awesome! The pommel is small.

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Thank you, gentlemen! The pommel is small indeed... and when the customer decided for this sword, I tried to persuade him to pick a different one... and I have failed, obviously :D

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