Grimfrost's Rauðklo Sword has high quality performance, craftsmanship and appearance.
This Viking Age sword has a leather covered wooden scabbard and a leather wrapped handle – both sewn into place by hand. The pommel and guard are cast in bronze, with the guard having the sword’s name “Rauðklo” inscribed. Rauðklo means “red-claw” in Old Norse, the tongue of the Vikings.
The battle ready blade is hand-forged in high carbon 1065 steel and comes with a fuller and a 2 mm edge suitable for heavy sparring. It can also be sharpened to suit most needs.
• 2 mm edge suitable for heavy sparring.
• Full tang blade forged in high carbon 1065 steel.
• Hand-forged blade in a semi-production environment.
• Hand-sewn leather covered handle and wooden scabbard.
• Copyright: Grimfrost
• Total length: 37" (94 cm)
• Length of blade: 31" (78 cm)
• Maximum width of blade: 2" (50 mm)
• Grip length: 4" (10 cm)
• Weight of sword: 2.5 lb (1,2 kg)
• Total weight with scabbard: 3.5 lb (1,6 kg)
• Balance point: 14 cm from the guard.
Vikings used so called ‘Kennings’ (circumlocutions) in poetry and when naming items such as weapons. As an example, ‘to feed the raven’ and ‘to feed the wolf’ were common kennings used to describe battle, symbolising the carrion eaters that would appear to the battle-field to feast on the fallen. Our sword’s name ‘Rauðklo’ uses two common kennings: “red” for blood and “claw” for sword.