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J. Hargis




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PostPosted: Fri 24 Apr, 2015 4:54 pm    Post subject: Suontaka Viking Sword by Windlass         Reply with quote

I just received a catalog in the mail from Museum Replicas Limited (MRL).
Within is a Windlass version of the famous Suontaka Viking sword. Curiously, when checking the MRL website and generally searching online I found nothing. I assume it's a new offering.

It looks nice enough in the small picture from the catalog. The catalog description states that it has a copper plated: pommel, guard, and grip band. It weighs 3lbs 1oz, the 1085 blade is 30 3/4 by 1 3/4 inches, overall length 37 inches. It comes with a scabbard. MRl lists it at $325.

Sorry, no digital image to post here.

So, does any one know anything more about this iconic sword from Windlass?

Thanks, Jon

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Juan Federico Gonzalez




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PostPosted: Yesterday at 3:44 pm    Post subject: MRL Suontaka Sword         Reply with quote

I don't know anything else, but! I have a picture of the catalog page


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As was mentioned over at SBG, it has a very odd diamond-sectioned tip, not right for a Type X Viking sword. The grip is a little long for the type. It's hard to make out how good the carving is on the pommel and guard. I have seen worse versions of the Suontaka sword.
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PostPosted: Yesterday at 5:52 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Roger Hooper wrote:
As was mentioned over at SBG, it has a very odd diamond-sectioned tip, not right for a Type X Viking sword. The grip is a little long for the type. It's hard to make out how good the carving is on the pommel and guard. I have seen worse versions of the Suontaka sword.


Every Windlass Viking sword I've ever seen has had the same weird diamond tip. It seems like all their blade blanks have diamond sections, before having fullers ground in.

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