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What is the distinction in design and style of Viking swords compared the Celtic swords?

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Question by Joseph E: What is the variation in design of Viking swords in contrast the Celtic swords?

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Response by Naz F
Viking swords in fact progressed from Celtic swords, but had wider blades, and greater-developed hilts.

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  1. ammianus

    Celtic swords were made from pig iron, and were long, used for swinging cuts at the enemy.The handle was relatively short, but the crossguard was quite wide.

    Viking swords were made from tempered iron, and were much shorter.They could be used for thrusting as well as cutting.The hilt was therefore longer, and the blade narrower and sharper.

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