Byberg

This is a copy of a one edged sword from the 9th century found in Skassvatnet at Byberg in Rogaland, Norway made for the Archeological Museum in Stavanger. It is a very well preserved sword that I had the pleasure of documenting and handling a couple of years ago.

The goal was to make a sword that looks and feels as close to the original as possible, but at the same time being able to take some shortcuts to make it feasible to make it in a modern context. The hilt of the original is made out of iron and then covered with brass. My copy is made entirely out of brass. The result is something that looks and feels very closely to how the original as it would have been when it was new.