Owning a sword was a matter of honor and a sign of high status among the Vikings. Out of all the variants, few blades could match up to the pattern-welded sword when it came to performance and beauty. It is created through a tedious process of twisting alternate layers of steel bars around each other, forge-welding them together by hammering and then repeating the process over and over again. The technique results in a blade that is covered with complex and beautiful patterns, and holds such strength that it is nearly impossible to bend or snap in battle.
The Skjome is a rare and unique sword for the discrening customer who values a historically accurate crafting process. It is based on a historical original and has had a massive amount of work and expertise poured into it. The meticulous, time-consuming process of forging the blade into over 500 layers of steel according to authentic Viking techqniques requires rare skills and knowledge that are almost obsolete in our modern world. Each component is hand crafted then fitted and assembled to create the finished Skjome. The end result is a sword that is a unique and functional work of art.
Both the pattern-welded blade and the beautiful hilt with bronze inlays are 100% handmade and originates from Grimfrost’s expert smith who has more than 25 years of experience in accurate historical forging. He has been awarded the Swedish Master's certificate – a rare qualification that entitles him to the rank of Master smith. His craft can be found where quality and authenticity are required, such as in museums, with experimental archeologists and serious collectors.
Reference: The sword in the pictures was made by Grimfrost’s smith to the Västmanlands Läns Museum in Västerås, Sweden – a town with a 1000-year old history – where it is on exhibit.
Worth to note is that the Skjome is hand-forged and not made out of industrial damascus steel, such as offered by Damasteel. Industrial damascus steel is usually what most so called pattern-welded or damascus steel blades are made from today (www.damasteel.se).
Availability and delivery: We are only able to deliver one or two Skjome per year. The time required from the initial order and agreement to the finished product can be up to four months.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
Each customer will receive the following:
• A one minute exclusvive film for your eyes only about the crafting process of your own sword. The film will be professionally filmed and edited, with both Viking Age music and a narrative.
• A beautiful handmade scabbard made from Swedish premium leather covered with handmade motifs designed just for you.
• A high-quality, handmade wooden box with customisable Viking patterns and runes to storage your sword in.
• A handmade wall hanger with customisable Viking patterns and runes.
NOTICE OF INTEREST
If you are a serious buyer wanting more information about the Skjome, please download the file that contains more information. A link to it can be found further down on the page. You can also contact us on: firstname.lastname@example.org