Vardhllokur- Warlock


Vardhllokur – spirit song


A viking sword from across the border of myth.

This sword is a 3 bar composite pattern welded construction. The edge billet is 61 layers and the two center billets are 9 layers each, the steels used in it’s construction are 1075 and 8670m. The grip is carved from ancient bog oak, the fittings are cast silicon bronze, and there are sterling silver and copper wires twisted together between the pommel lobes. The scabbard is curly yellow birch, carved with dragon motifs.

Vardhllokur is the root word for warlock.

Here is a short video from the Movie “Reclaiming the Blade” which features the making of this sword.

Weight – 2 lbs 13 oz (1.275 kg)

Blade – 28″ (71.1 cm)

Hilt – 6″ (15.2 cm)

Overall Length – 34″ (86.4 cm)

Point of Balance – 4 1/4″ (11.4 cm) from hilt

forward pivot point – 17 1/2″ (44.5 cm) from hilt

blade width at guard – 1 7/8″ (4.8 cm)

blade width at 3″ from tip -1 1/8″ (2.9 cm)

the blade has a 50% distal taper

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Jake Powning

Jake is a professional swordsmith, artist, and writer who explores the strange place where traditional culture and the land meet.

One Comment:

  1. The more I learn the more I realize how little I know. Thank you Jake. This sword and scabbard are awe inspiring.

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