KUERNBUT OR FOTBITR?
Is your sword lucky, noble or bloodthirsty - or maybe even treacherous? It is, if it has inherited any skills or personality of previous owners or makers. Maybe it even also has a name like “Millstone-breaker” or “Foot-biter”. The Battleworn Viking Sword is a weapon of status and heirloom, and just as the legendary sword “Skraep”, that was dug up all rusty in the legend of how King Vermund’s son saves Denmark from the Saxons, it might appear to be in bad shape judging by its looks. That is not the case. This 100 cm sword has a 85 cm fullered blade designed to be lightweight while maintaining its structural stability. The crossguard features an intricate serpent-like embellishment. The handle is detailed and 10 cm long, cast and painted to look like realistic leather wrapped around a carved hilt and pommel. unique painted and sculpted detail effects such as rust stains, nicks and scratches.
Whether you are an epic Viking, a feral Beserker or some evil-minded humanoid ice creature from the North, this Viking Sword is our highest quality gear due to its impressive durability and rocking worn-out details. The blade is made from closed cell foam around a fibreglass core and finished with a strong latex coating, while the handle is a polyurethane foam cast that allows for greater detail and no maintenance. This hybrid model sword will make you confident in the safety and appeal of your weapon on the battlefield.
- Originally a Frankish design
- Most swords of this design found in Scandinavia were imported or looted from the Frankish Empire
- A fuller, or the groove that runs the length of the blade, was added to weapons to lighten the blade while adding structural strength
- Blade has a strong latex coating with a round fibreglass core
- Strong Kevlar core tip protection
- Blade is made from durable closed cell foam that does not shred
- Handle is a polyurethane foam cast, giving it more detail with no maintenance!
- Handle is very durable, will last longer than a latex version, and is less slippery than a silicone treated alternative
- Handle is wrapped in leather for comfort, requiring some maintenance
- High safety, approved by the top organizations
This hybrid weapon’s polyurethane handle does not require any special maintenance. The leather wrapped around the grip does require leather care.
Leather Grip Care
Natural leather products are very durable, but require regular maintenance with leather care products to stay flexible and to increase life-time. Make sure your leather products are kept dry when stored. Let wet leather dry naturally before treating. If frequently wet and dry, increase frequency of maintenance.
Clean by removing dirt with a hard brush, then gently rub on leather soap with a clean, damp cloth until the leather appears clean. Remove soap with a separate damp cloth to wipe away any soap residue and then use a dry cloth to wipe away any remaining water from the leather.
You should always condition leather after cleaning, since the soap will have removed some of its natural oils. Treat the leather with mink oil, olive oil, or beeswax polish with a clean cloth, gently rubbing a small amount of oil or polish in circles into the leather. Allow the leather to soak in the oil before wiping the leather with a final clean cloth to remove any excess residue.
Latex Blade Care
This LARP weapon’s blade has a latex coating which needs a certain degree of maintenance. For this we recommend using maintenance silicone, which can be purchased separately in the LARP Accessories section. Epic Armoury Maintenance Silicone is an easy, spray-on application, 100% pure and acid-free making it safe to apply. We recommend using Maintenance Silicone on a regular basis, taking care not to apply the spray to the handle by first wrapping it in plastic-wrap. It maintains the latex-coat’s flexibility and prevents it from drying out, keeping the product wear and tear resistant.
Store your weapon flat or on its pommel--NEVER on its tip. Use a simple sheet or towel lining to prevent it from touching a plastic or rubber surface to prevent your weapon from adhering to other products. Keep your weapon in a cool, dry environment.