HEMA Viking Sword (#1700)

4.00 out of 5

Darksword Armory’s Re-enactment & Stage weapons are specifically made for Western Martial Arts (WMA) practitioners and theatrical groups. The swords are made, following the requirements and guidelines of the “Battle of the Nations”, with sturdy 2mm edge and slightly rounded

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Darksword Armory’s HEMA Viking Sword & Stage weapons are specifically made for HEMA Western Martial Arts (WMA) practitioners and theatrical groups. The swords are made, following the requirements and guidelines of the “Battle of the Nations”, with sturdy 2mm edge and slightly rounded tips for safety. Responsive, safe and sturdy, our staff has produced these complex and functional designs, able to withstanding the most abusive treatment. All our Re-enactment weapons are fully guaranteed for a period of one year against manufacturing defect.

5160 High Carbon Steel
Fittings : Mild Steel
Blade Thickness: 2 mm edge
Total Length: 36″
Blade Length : 30″
Weight: 2 lbs 7 oz.

1 review for HEMA Viking Sword (#1700)


  1. 4 out of 5
    Rated 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I bought this sword as a Christmas present at the end of 2017, so far I’ve had the opportunity to spar with it a couple of times a month in heavy reenactment combat both in training and at public events (Abbey Medieval Festival 2018) and have gotten to know it fairly well. The balance is good for a sword that weighs in at just under 1.2kg, and the edge has no suffered no major damage despite my innate ability to edge block a good 70% of the time. The hilt fittings have dulled nicely with time and it gives the piece a nice look.

    The only criticisms I have with the sword come from the weight and the tip, I believe the weight could be reduced by making the fuller wider and slightly longer up the blade whilst still maintaining blade presence, I understand that this weapon was marketed with HEMA and HMB in mind so there should be some heft to it and blade presence however historical examples usually come in around the 1kg mark and other branded reenactment/hema/HMB swords also manage to come into this weight range. The tip however required filing back to about a 20mm-30mm cross section to make it safe for use in combat, as it was way to sharp, to DSA’s credit their tempering process the loss of material hasn’t affected the performance of the steel.

    Overall, I’m happy with my purchase from DSA and hope to make another purchase from here in the next year or so, but hope that the smiths at DSA could include a rounded tip option for future swords marketed towards this community.

    I bought this sword as a Christmas present at the end of 2017, so far I’ve had the opportunity to spar with it a couple of times a month in heavy reenactment combat both in training and at public events (Abbey Medieval Festival 2018) and have gotten to know it fairly well. The balance is good for a sword that weighs in at just under 1.2kg, and the edge has no suffered no major damage despite my innate ability to edge block a good 70% of the time. The hilt fittings have dulled nicely with time and it gives the piece a nice look.

    The only criticisms I have with the sword come from the weight and the tip, I believe the weight could be reduced by making the fuller wider and slightly longer up the blade whilst still maintaining blade presence, I understand that this weapon was marketed with HEMA and HMB in mind so there should be some heft to it and blade presence however historical examples usually come in around the 1kg mark and other branded reenactment/hema/HMB swords also manage to come into this weight range. The tip however required filing back to about a 20mm-30mm cross section to make it safe for use in combat, as it was way to sharp, to DSA’s credit their tempering process the loss of material hasn’t affected the performance of the steel.

    Overall, I’m happy with my purchase from DSA and hope to make another purchase from here in the next year or so, but hope that the smiths at DSA could include a rounded tip option for future swords marketed towards this community.

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