The Einar

Rated 4.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)




Inspirational piece, Norse mythology. 10-11th century

The Einar Viking Sword is Limited to 800 copies Worldwide
It was an age of adventure and savagery. A time when hardy Vikings piled into longships to set out across the seas, raiding and settling the lands they found. But far more than just savage barbarians, they were also farmers, poets, traders, and explorers.

Their stories can be found in the Vinland Sagas. Part of the Icelandic Sagas, and evoking the legendary names of Einar and Erik the Red, the Vinland Sagas represent the most complete information about the Norse exploration of the Americas and paint a vivid portrait of a heroic world long lost and the amazing people who inhabited it. The Vinland sagas originate from the same land as Njal and Gunnar, as told in Njal’s Saga, two friends whose families’ unending feud would bring them to a violent end. As the tragedy of Njal’s family unfolds, Grettir the Strong’s strength and temper transform him into a hero, an outlaw, and a villain. Across the sea in England, Egil Skallagrimson adds to his legend to become a warrior poet above all others. And, outlawed from his home in the wake of the feud, Erik the Red sails far to the west to discover new
lands, founding the doomed settlement known as Vinland

The Einar, is inspired from the Vinland sagas and by Norse Mythology. Derived from the Old Norse name Einarr, which according to one of the foremost Scandanavian scholars, Guðbrandur Vigfússon, is connected with the concept of the einherjar, undead warriors from Norse mythology. The name, is related to the Old Norse common nouns einarðr (meaning “bold”) and einörð (meaning “valour”).

The Einar viking sword is hand-forged from 5160 high carbon steel. The blade is dual hardened with a Rockwell of 60 at the edge, and 48-50 at the core. The guard and pommel are inspired by the Viking swords of the 9th and 10th centuries, and cast in solid bronze. The handle is made of Oak.

Blade: 5160 High Carbon Steel. Dual Tempered HRc 60
48-50 at the core
Total length: 36″
Blade length: 30″
Blade Width : 2.3″
Weight: 3lbs 2 oz
Grip: Oak

Additional information

Weight 3.20 lbs
Dimensions 36 in
Blade and Scabbard Type

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1 review for The Einar

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    cas (verified owner)

    First impressions:
    The scabbard – overall nice stitching, although it is straining and showing a glimpse of the wooden core just below the belt attachment. The triangular tips of the chap at the top of the scabbard appear to have been cut off – not sure why, as this would allow moisture to enter more easily and detracts slightly from the appearance. Attractive metal buckle rivetted to the leather belt.

    The sword – it came unsharpened, despite my ordering and paying extra for a sharpened sword. The fittings are nicely done, with pommel and guard identical to the Einar Elite & the black-stained oak grip better finished than its more expensive cousin. The sword moves well in the hand and seems a bit less blade-heavy than the Einar Elite. Overall, quite a nice package but quality control could have been a little bit better. Although the Elite’s damascus blade is very pretty, the presentation in the non-Elite Einar is actually better.
    Just a shame Darksword didn’t follow instructions re sharpening…

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