Extreme HD Swords

This is a selection of high definition pictures that are composited by several phonographs. Most of these pictures are fairly large in size (10 - 60 mb) and will take a long time to download. We can therefore highly recommend that you right click and "Save As" on the link. 
 

Another important note is that since these pictures are composited by many photographs the overall proportions might be affected by distortion of the cameras lens etc. Some of the swords might seem to have a curved blade as a result of this. The photographs are meant to show you details, not exact overall proportions.

Patternwelded one edged sword - Arhus farm, Telemark, Norway

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Dated ninth to early tenth century. This sword is a rare example of a pattern welded one edged sword.

It is on display in the Museum of Cultural History in Oslo, Norway with museum number c24217.

For more information on the sword see Swords of the Viking Age by Ian Peirce p. 40.

More pictures of the sword can be found here.

One edged type G - Dale, Ø. Slidre, Oppland, Norway

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Dated eight century. It is on display in the Museum of Cultural History in Oslo, Norway with museum number c1554. For more information see p 71 in De Norske Vikingesverd - Jan Petersen (1919).

More pictures of the sword can be found here.

One edged type M - Ask, Skedsmo k Akershus, Norway

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Dated tenth century and was is on display in the Museum of Cultural History in Oslo, Norway.

More pictures of the sword can be found here.

Double edged type D - Vold, Grue k. Hedemark, Norway 

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Dated ninth century and was on display in the Museum of Cultural History in Oslo, Norway.

More pictures of the sword can be found here.

Double edged medieval sword - Korsødegården, Stange, Hedemark, Norway

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Dated eleventh or twelfth century. It is is on display in the Museum of Cultural History in Oslo, Norway with museum number C9981. The runes on the grip says "Audun made me, Åsleik owns me".

More pictures of the sword can be found here.

Double edged iron age sword - Snartemo, Hægebostad, Vest-Agder, Norway

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Dated sixth century and is on display in the Museum of Cultural History in Oslo. During the second world war the nazies was trying to get hold of it while they occupied Norway to display it in Germany, but never succseeded. They where very found of the design and Quisling even owned a copy of it.

 

NOTE: The picture is very distorted making the blade look curved. It is supposed to be straight.

More pictures of the sword can be found here.

The Sword of Saint Maurice - Turin, Italy

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Dated thirteenth century. In an excellent state of preservation.
The pictures where taken when it visited the Cluny museum in Paris during 2011.
More information about the sword and an excellent reproduction can be found here.

 

More pictures of the sword can be found here.

The sword of Svante Nilsson Sture - Västerås Cathedral, Sweden

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Date sixteenth century. Is currently on display in the museum of Västerås Cathedral. The pictures where taken when it visited the Cluny museum in Paris during 2011.
More information about the sword and an excellent reproduction can be found here.

 

More pictures of the sword can be found here.

Double edged type Q - - Lough Gur, near Grange, near Holycross, Co. Limerick, Irland

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Date tenth century. Is currently on display in the British Museum in London. For more information on the sword see Swords of the Viking age by Ian Peirce p. 95.

More pictures of the sword can be found here.