E A R L I E R - W O R K S

Swords which had an almost parallel sided blade for about 2/3 of its length, then tapering to a point were in use during the 11th. and 12th. centuries. Similar shaped blades were also used by the Vikings in the 9th.century. Swords of this type usually contained a fuller, more commonly called the 'blood channel'. However Amorra has been given a blade section of the flattened hexagon type in order to accentuate the colour and grain of the wood.


blade type; double edge, flattened hexagon
blade length; 71 cm., 28 inches
overall length; 93 cm., 36 inches

Woods used:

blade; amorra
cross-guard; macrocarpa
pommel; rimu (sapwood)