Sword from 7-10th century used by the Nordic nations, which were often called Vikings. The production of these weapons was very expensive due to the very limited number of high quality wrought blades made from Damascus steel, which were produced in the Saxon monasteries. The Vikings did not produce blades themselves; they obtained them during raids and through trade. Sword was weapon of high ranking members of Viking society. Common warriors used ordinary ax, spear or long knife (skramasax).
The blades have a length between 70 and 80 cm. Characterized by a wide fuller along the length of the blade. The sword had a rounded point. It was intended for massive chopping attacks against protective armor or shield of enemy.