Lot 1197

A Scandinavian Viking sword, 9th/10th century

Antique Arms and Armour from all over the world | A90aw | Live auction | 276 Lots


The sturdy, double-edged blade with a core of four forge-welded rods in wild Damascus, the lateral cutting edges attached separately. The sturdy, short quillons with a medial ridge, the arms tapering conically outwards. Conically tapering tang, the flat pommel forged in one piece. The blade slightly twisted near the point, minor imperfections along the cutting edge, a corrosion perforation near the point. Length 94 cm.

Provenance: From a private French collection, acquired during the 1970s in Paris.

Condition: III - Questions about the lot?

General Information

The auction starts on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 1001 - 1276. The pre-sale view will take place from 15 - 20 Nov. 2021 in our auction rooms at Bretonischer Ring 3 in 85630 Grasbrunn / Munich from 11 am to 5 pm (CET).