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Dean Castle Arms and Armour


War sword of Viking type


This Viking type war sword is composed of a steel blade with a silver and gold encrusted cross guard and pommel, and a restored gilded grip. The straight, double-edged blade has a narrow fuller that runs along its full length.


This type of sword is typical of the kind used by both infantrymen and cavalrymen on the battlefield, with this kind of sword suited to one-handed combat due to its short grip.

Dean Castle
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East Ayrshire Council

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