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WP 6. Gigantic Viking Warrior’s Battle Spear.

When this spear came on the market, I had to compete with several collectors to get it. Quite remarkable not only for it’s huge size (22″) but also for it’s spectacular condition. Classic Scandinavian Pattern. Socket has fluted decoration. Spears this size are very rare. 8th-10th Cent. AD. Found near Kiev, Ukraine at the site of an early Viking settlement that was destroyed for construction. See Holger Arbman’s Birka I “Die Graber” for similar examples dug in Sweden. $1850.00
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WP 5. Viking/Anglo Saxon Sword ca. mid 10th Cent. AD

This Jan Petersen Type S Broad Sword with a three lobed pommel dates from a time of extreme conflict between the Saxons and Vikings in England. Particularly the reign of King Athelstan. Saxon and Danish Swords of this period share the same typology. Cross guard is decorated with two rows of shallow pellets inlaid with gold. Total length of 36.5″. Blade has a smooth surface with evident carbonation. Note silver inlaid orb or circle on the blade. Most likely a forgers mark. Very good condition, possibly a river find. Part of a long time London, England collection formed in the late 1940’s-1950’s thence by family descent. Accompanied by  metallurgical analytical report # 114366/569 written by Dr.Brian Gilmour of the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, Oxford University. $26,500.00 
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WP 3. Massive Viking Battle Spear. Ca. 9th-11th Cent. AD.

This long spear head is over 19″. Sharply pointed narrow pattern with reinforced median ridge. Very rare to find this large and in this condition. Professionally preserved. See Holger Arbman, Birka I “Die Graber” for reference. $795.00
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WP 2. Viking “Wolf Head” Battle Axe Ca. 9th-10th Cent. AD.

This type of light one handed Battle Axe or “Skeggox” is very rare and is known by collectors as a “Wolf Head” Axe due to its profile. This is a ferocious looking weapon with no other purpose than slaying men. Very light and agile for very fast and deadly attacks. Ex. European private collection. Condition is outstanding. A custom made display stand with engraved brass plaque is included. $1650.00
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WP 4. Excavated Danish Battle Axe 10th-11th Cent. AD.

Massive and recently excavated Danish Battle Axe with lateral ears and applied cutting edge. This is the famous two handed Axe that could “Hew a man in twain”. The Bayeaux Tapestry shows Saxon Thanes on foot wielding these axes against charging cavalry. Textbook example in remarkable condition, most likely a river find. Ca. 10th-11th Cent. AD. A custom made wooden stand with engraved plaque is included. Ex. long time European weapons collection. $5500.00
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WP 1. Excavated Viking War Sword ca. 9th-10th Cent. AD

Verbal provenance of Northern Germany (possibly near the Viking Trade Center of Haithabu) and from a London UK private sword collection. Condition is superb for being excavated which points to it being found long ago in a pagan cremation grave or barrow. Textbook example of a Petersen Type H Viking Sword. Note gold wire inlay in cross guard. Pommel most likely had the same design but it has been obscured through ground action. Viking swords in any condition are extremely rare. Blade retains it’s temper and sharp edge. When you handle this sword the first thing that surprises you is how light and balanced it is. A true killing machine in the hands of a skilled warrior. Viking Swords were given names such as “Snake of the Byrnie”, “Leg Biter”, Leech of Wounds”, “Flame of Battle and “Hole Maker”. These swords were well made with some of their blades being imported from the Frankish Rhineland. The Vikings became prolific traders of these fine swords along with their slaves, amber and furs. There is a wide variety of intricately crafted hilts influenced by Scandinavian, Anglo-Saxon, Irish and Eastern European designs. One can only imagine the scenes of carnage and chaos that […]
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