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.
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