Artist: Brendan Olszowy


Benger, Western Australia 6223

Mobile (Australia): 0411 470 663


(Noble Lady Warrior)

This sword is a replica of one of two pieces found in the grave of a noble woman in Suontaka Finland. In this grave were riches buried along with the armoured body of a woman, and two beautifully embellished swords. One was missing the hilt, which had presumably been of organic material and since wasted, while one had a spectacular bronze sculpted hilt, and engraved blade. A woman of high stature in her society one can surmise she must have been a great warrior, as one's role in 11th Century Finland need not be dictated by gender. If a job were done properly, it didn't matter who did it.

Weight: 1490g (3lb 4oz)
Length Overall: 958mm (37.7”)
Length of Blade: 790mm (31”)
Width of Blade: 55mm (2.2”) at guard
Length of Grip: 90mm (3.5”)
Point of Balance: 12cm (4.7”)
Centre of Percussion: ~ 56cm (22”) from guard
Hilt Node of Percussion: 4cm (1.6”) behind Guard
Blade Thickness: 6mm (0.236”) at guard, tapers to 2.8mm (0.110”) at 2” from tip.
Blade: 9260 Spring Steel : Oil Quenched then tempered twice for hardness ~ 52Rc
Grip : Ash with Copper spacer - Ash was the wood of the mythical tree Yggdrasil, known as Odin’s Horse.
Guard and Pommel Sculpture: by Jeffrey Robinson.


The Original Museum Piece, and a sketch of it:

Suontaka Sword Museum Piec

Suontaka Sword Sketch

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