The hilt of the Isle of Eigg Sword is the finest example of a Viking sword hilt ever found in Scotland and currently resides on the National Museums of Scotland collection. It was discovered on the island of Eigg in the Inner Hebrides by a local farmer whilst levelling a mound. The mound is thought to have contained a pagan burial and also contained bronze bucket mounts, a whetstone and some pieces of the original blade.
Our Isle of Eigg Sword replica features a double-edged blunt blade with wide central fuller. The grip, guard and pommel are made of cast bronze. The unsharpened blade is made of well-tempered mild steel and is peened at the pommel for durability. It comes complete with a leather-wrapped wooden scabbard with bronze chape and mouth as well as a belt loop made of bronze (max. belt width 5 cm).
Viking Sword (Isle of Eigg)
Overall length: approx. 97.5 cm
Blade length: approx. 80 cm
Handle length: approx. 17.5 cm
Weight: approx. 1833 g