A blunt-bladed, forged training sword for the youth. The hilt is made of wood.

An elven-style fantasy sword. The mounts are cast brass and the grip is decorated with brass inlays. The carbon steel blade is decorated with silver inlays. The blade is inscribed with a Sindarin phrase "an ar híril", "for noble lady".

A Petersen's type K sword constructed after a find from Ballinderry, Ireland. The blade has pattern-welded inscription +VLFBERHT+, and the hilt is silver-covered iron. The metal parts of the scabbard are brass.

 

 

          

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Marks of Fire, Value and Faith (2015)

Viikinkimiekat Suomessa (2018)

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A Viking Age sword of Petersen's type S. The hilt is made according to a find from a grave in Luistari, Eura, Finland, and is forged from iron and covered with strips of copper and silver wires. The blade is forged from 19th century bloomery iron and modelled after a find from Sigridsholm, Sweden. The blade shows a pattern-welded inscription +INGELRIIMEFECIT+, “Ingelrii made me”. The scabbard mounts have been cast ftom brass.

Yksinkertainen, viikinkiaikainen Petersenin Y-tyypin miekka.

A simple Petersen's type Y sword dating to the Viking Age.

Tilaustyönä tehty Petersenin Y-tyypin miekka kuvioteräksisin säilämerkein.

A custom-ordered Petersen's type Y sword with a blade showing pattern-welded inlays.

A Late Iron Age disc-pommeled sword constructed after a find from Rovaniemi, Finland. The inlays on the blade are iron.

 

The third version of the Rovaniemi sword, this time with blade inlays from steel wire.

A custom-ordered Late Iron Age/early medieval style disc-pommeled sword. The sword was shaped according to a find from Jämsä, Finland.

A Japanese shirasaya-style straight sword, hidden inside a wooden cane.

A small one-handed sword with hilt parts from iron and bronze.

 

An Iron Age -fashion spatha sword with an organic hilt and a patinated blade.

Another version of the sword found from Rovaniemi. The scabbard chape is cast brass.

A sword with a brazil-nut shaped pommel from the Late Iron Age.

A Petersen's type Y sword constructed after a find from Hämeenlinna, Finland.

Petersenin Y-tyypin miekka.

Another Petersen's type Y sword.

A so-called Mannheim type sword from the early Viking Age with silver and copper-covered iron hilt. The metal parts of the scabbard are made from brass.

Petersenin H-tyypin miekka koristelemattomalla terällä ja kuparilangoin pinnoitetulla kahvalla.

A Petersen's type H sword with an undecorated blade and hilt inlaid with copper wires.

A Petersen's type H sword, constructed according to a Dutch find. The blade is forged from 19th century bloomery iron, and the hilt is decorated with copper and silver wires. The scabbard mounts are cast brass.

A Petersen's type H sword constructed according to a find from Halikko, Finland. The hilt is iron and covered with copper wires, and the blade has ferrous inlays.

Yksinkertainen viikinkiaikainen miekka, jonka kahva kuuluu Petersenin H-tyyppiin.

A simple Viking Age sword with Petersen's type H hilt.

Tilaustyönä tehty, keskiaikaista falchionia muistuttava miekka.

A custom-ordered sword resembling a medieval falchion.

A Roman gladius of Pompeii type. The scabbard mounts are brass.

 

 

 

 

Vendeltyyppinen, keskisen rautakauden miekka, jonka mallina on Köyliönsaaren ruumiskalmistosta löydetty miekka. Miekan terä on kuvioterästä, ja kahvan materiaaleina on käytetty pronssia ja hirvensarvea.

A Vendel-type sword from the middle Iron Age reconstructed after the find from Köyliönsaari cemetery in Finland. The blade is pattern-welded and the hilt is made of bronze and antler.

A ring-hilt sword of middle Iron Age with a pattern-welded blade.

 

Tilaustyönä tehty Petersenin Y-tyypin miekka kuvioteräksisin säilämerkein.

A lightly patinated type Y sword made according to a find from Lieto, Finland.

A Late Viking Age style sword with a lightly patinated blade. The parts of the hilt as well as the scabbard chape are cast brass. The sword is based on a find from Russia. The blade is decorated with silver inlays.

A Viking Age sword made according to find from Pappilanmäki cemetery in Eura. The blade is patinated and the parts of the hilt come from Petersen's types S or R and X.

A Petersen's type H sword made according to a find from Hämeenlinna. The blade has been forged from preindustrial iron. The iron parts of the hilt have been decorated with inlays from silver and copper wires as well as brass sheet overlays. The buckle of the wooden scabbard is cast from brass.

A sword with a brazil-nut shaped pommel forged according to a find from Laukko in Vesilahti. The balde is decorated with pattern-welded symbols.

A Viking Age sword of Petersen's type V, manufactured after a find from Jämsä, Finland. The blade carries a pattern-welded inscription +VLFBERH+T. The inlaid decoration of the hilt is applied from copper and silver wires.