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The sword Gramgaldur by windsormagistus The sword Gramgaldur by windsormagistus
my final masterpiece and my thesis for my artisanship, the gramgaldur,

lenght 144 cm or 56 inches,
weight 3,2 Kg or 7 lb

forged and tempered damascus blade made with 4 different tool grade steel sheets mixed with mild iron sheets (124 layers)

scabbard: birchwood with goats leather coating and cast bronze fittings

handgrip carved from 3 pieces of moose antler, separated with bronze fittings.

100% handmade

made with inspiration derived from the legendary Gram, the sword of sigurd fafnesbane, the heir of the völsungs.

yes I know vikings did not use two handed swords, there have been findings of few long bastard swords or two handed swords in from the northern europe made in the viking era and cultural region, allthough it is debated wether they were actually made by vikings or brought to the north from somewhere else and then re-decorated by their owners with nordic styles
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The sword Gramgaldur by ~windsormagistus
The suggester said: "Gramgaldur is an incredible example of the swordsmithing art. "
( Suggested by dcason and Featured by cakecrumbs )
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umirua Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've created a sword inspired out of my ancestors legends. The very blade carried by Sigurd Fafnesbane when he slew the lindworm Fafnir. Go with honor my friend
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windsormagistus Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you! :)
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Islander-60 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Two-handed or not, this is a work of great power and beauty in the Viking style... A true masterpiece!
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windsormagistus Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks :)
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pentaclegram Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Oh my god this sword gives me a hardon. Absolutely beautiful.
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windsormagistus Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
well thanks...
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OverdrivePrime Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
This is one of the most beautiful swords I've ever seen. I love the fine details you've put into it. It looks like it must absolutely sing when you swing it.
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windsormagistus Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
well thanks for the compliments :)
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bjman664 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Student Writer
Fabulous... Simply Fabulous. My main question is this: How balanced is it? Could you use this as an actual weapon?
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windsormagistus Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
it is balanced 3,5 inches from the crossquard, it is heat treated and sharp, so yes you could definetly use it as a real waepon, alltough, how durable it is I don't know, I don't really want to test it on anything hard since it took so much work to make, so it would be a bloody shame if it would break against something like a shield buckler etc.
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