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
pommel; rimu (sapwood)