10th Century Battersea Sword - Pitt Rivers Collection

A Petersen Type X1 sword based on a sword from the Pitt Rivers Collection (Original is on display in the Ashmolean Museum).


The sword fittings are made from steel with brass inlay. The top face of the cross guard and pommel also have brass inlaid decoration (not shown in photographs). The grip is oxblood red moulded leather.

The original sword has faint remnants of an inscription on the blade, which is now indecipherable, so the markings on this blade were made to customer specification in the style of other early medieval Ulfberht swords.

The blade is made blunt for reenactment battles (minimum 2mm edge and point rounded off to a 25mm diameter)

10th Century Battersea Sword - Pitt Rivers Collection


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