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Petersen Type O 

Ritually destroyed swords have been found in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and other European countries. The reason for their destruction is unknown, though there is a possibility it was to deny a dead man with his weapon when he reached Valhalla. This particular sword is a recreation of a Norwegian find. 


These blades fascinate me and to me are now art objects as opposed to functional swords. Some are bent lazily in a fire like this one, while others are twisted and curled around themselves, a beautiful end for a powerful object. 


Weight: 1148.2g

Total length: 94.5 cm  

Blade length: 79 cm  

Blade width at base: 5.5 cm  

Guard width: 11 cm  

Grip length: 10 cm

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