Canute Sword

This remarkable Sword was recently unearthed in Southern Norway and is now exhibited in Oslo.

It is thought to have been owned by one of King Canute’s wealthy warriors that accompanied him to fight against King Ethelred in England.The hilt is decorated in characters that suggest the influence of Christianity at this point,gold leaf work and silver wired grip compliment the striking appearance of the Sword,gold was very rarely used in Viking pieces.

I have attempted a recreation of this piece and tried to remain faithful to the original materials and construction,with particular attention to the detailing.


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