Caroling type sword with a handle type A by J. Petersen typology.
Bierthnes, Buskerud, Norway. The second half of VIII – the first half of the IX centuries.
Blade length: 80 cm.
Total sword length: 95 cm.
Guard width: 11 cm.
Blade width at guard: 5 cm.
Blade thickness at guard: 5 mm.
Sword weight: 1450-1500 g.
The blade is made of spring tempered steel.
Blade is hardened (Hardness 50 HRC).
The biggest thickness of the blade at the handle: about 6 mm.
The thickness of the blade at the end: about 3.5 mm.
Designed for contact fencing. There are no weaknesses in the design.
The difference from edged weapons – the lack of sharpening the blade.
Blade blunted (edge thickness of 2 mm).