MetalAbyss

Hand Forged Viking Swords, Axes, and Knives

Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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Announcement    Happy New Year! I am so thankful for all of you. Here's to a happy and prosperous year. I am trying to branch out, if there are any products you would like to see offered, please send me a message.

I did an interview with The Verge about Viking Craftspeople, check it out! https://www.theverge.com/23132752/viking-weaponry-monetize-youtube-twitch-etsy

I've been working on venturing out from only Viking style swords and adding medieval single-handed swords to the catalog. Please let me know if you would be interested in more.

Exciting news! I can now engrave the blade of any of our swords with the lettering of your choice. Please contact me before ordering to discuss your personalized, engraved sword. There is an extra fee for blade engraving. This is black annealing which creates an amazing contrast with the sword's blade.

Please remember that these items are hand forged, so, due to demand, the time frame of completion can be two (02) to three (03) months. These are not mass produced, cheap knock-offs, this is as authentic as you can get.

I've been working like crazy to get the "Metal Abyss Armory" ready and I'm happy to say it's up and running. Now is the time to get your orders in on Viking axes, swords and knives for the holiday season. Each one is hand forged upon order, so the turn around time is about three to four weeks. I'm very excited to offer these Old Norse weapons which are as historically accurate as you will find. These are going to be a major hit for gifts to your friends or loved ones. A video and some photos of the Armory are in this this profile.

I've been debating on adding authentic Viking Axes to the shop. You can view my first one here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/679233466/viking-axe-of-ragnar-lothbrok-hand would there be demand for others similar to it? Please let me know yes or no by contacting me here or at support [!at] metalabyss.com. Thank You (Þakka fyrir)

Please favorite the shop and contact me with any questions. Thanks for your support!!

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Last updated on Jan 2, 2023

Happy New Year! I am so thankful for all of you. Here's to a happy and prosperous year. I am trying to branch out, if there are any products you would like to see offered, please send me a message.

I did an interview with The Verge about Viking Craftspeople, check it out! https://www.theverge.com/23132752/viking-weaponry-monetize-youtube-twitch-etsy

I've been working on venturing out from only Viking style swords and adding medieval single-handed swords to the catalog. Please let me know if you would be interested in more.

Exciting news! I can now engrave the blade of any of our swords with the lettering of your choice. Please contact me before ordering to discuss your personalized, engraved sword. There is an extra fee for blade engraving. This is black annealing which creates an amazing contrast with the sword's blade.

Please remember that these items are hand forged, so, due to demand, the time frame of completion can be two (02) to three (03) months. These are not mass produced, cheap knock-offs, this is as authentic as you can get.

I've been working like crazy to get the "Metal Abyss Armory" ready and I'm happy to say it's up and running. Now is the time to get your orders in on Viking axes, swords and knives for the holiday season. Each one is hand forged upon order, so the turn around time is about three to four weeks. I'm very excited to offer these Old Norse weapons which are as historically accurate as you will find. These are going to be a major hit for gifts to your friends or loved ones. A video and some photos of the Armory are in this this profile.

I've been debating on adding authentic Viking Axes to the shop. You can view my first one here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/679233466/viking-axe-of-ragnar-lothbrok-hand would there be demand for others similar to it? Please let me know yes or no by contacting me here or at support [!at] metalabyss.com. Thank You (Þakka fyrir)

Please favorite the shop and contact me with any questions. Thanks for your support!!

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About MetalAbyss

Sales 639
On Etsy since 2017
Video summary: A behind the scenes view of the smithy where all your items are hand made.

Welcome To Valhalla! We love all things Viking & Heavy Metal Music Related.

MetalAbyss.com was born out of my passion for heavy metal music and viking related items such as Viking Axes, Viking Swords, knives and so much more. We established the smithy in order to distinguish ourselves from "common consumer" swords for decoration and fencing. We produce quality replicas for more discerning customers by focusing on selecting suitable material, detailed craftsmanship and using period technologies.

With the help of my wife and four (yes....FOUR) girls we've started this Etsy journey in hopes of creating quality products and a bright future for our family. Every sale will be helping me pay for several weddings, clothing, and who knows what else. It probably won't help with my hairline or sanity :).

I've found that customer service in this day and age is a dying art, I aim to bring it back. I treat everyone how I would like to be treated when making a purchase. Please browse around and contact me with any questions or comments. I greatly appreciate everything our customers have done for us. This page will always be run by the core values of Honor, Respect, and Devotion To Duty.

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    Welcome to my shop. My aim is to put "service" and satisfaction back into customer service. I run this shop by the core values of honor, respect, and devotion to duty. Please contact me with any questions or comments.

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Last updated on Mar 1, 2020

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Frequently asked questions

Caring For Your Weapon #1

Caring for your new weapon:
Thank you for trusting us to create your new weapon. All of our swords, axes, and knives are hand-forged from high carbon steel. As such, special care must be taken to keep your weapon in fighting shape for years to come.

Your new sword, axe, or knife is historically accurate and made to period standards, so, no stainless steel is used. Because of this, your weapon may develop rust spots over time, especially in climates with higher humidity. This is completely normal and not a cause for concern.

Occasional oiling is highly recommended, especially if it will be stored away for a long period of time. Of special note, please don't keep your sword in a leather scabbard for extremely long periods of time.

Caring for Your Weapon #2

The leather can seal in moisture and accelerate rusting. Scabbards with wooden cores are better for long term storage, but the sword should not be overly oiled in this case. If you are going to store for a long period of time it is best to remove it from a scabbard.

We highly recommend Renaissance Wax Polish, which can be found online. While it is a bit more expensive, a little bit can go a long way, so it should last. The benefit of Renaissance Wax Polish is that it can be used on all the components of your swords and axes. It can be used on leather, wood, metal, pretty much everything, and it has a proven track record as it has been around since the 50's and is used by museums to preserve artifacts.

Caring For Your Weapon #3

Other oiling options for blades are machine oil (Rem Oil, 3 in 1, etc), light mineral oil, specially formulated sword oil, Choji oil, etc. Some people use WD-40, which isn't bad, but not the best option.

Please keep in mind that you do not need to over oil your blades. If you plan to keep your blade tucked away for years to come it is best to coat it in some Vaseline, wrap it in some non-abrasive rags and keep it where there is minimal humidity.

*ALWAYS USE CAUTION WHEN OILING YOUR BLADE*!! Getting cut when working with a blade is a real threat, but let's keep it minimal and keep our hands and fingers in tact.

Caring For Your Weapon #4

To remove rust or patina spots simply use some very light sandpaper or Scotchbrite pads. The good thing about Scotchbrite pads is they are thicker, so it lessens the chance of the blade going through and cutting your hand. Add some metal polish of your choice and pillage those spots till it shines like a lightning bolt from Thor. Please remember to scrub with the "grain" of the sword, not against it.

A final note, it is best to avoid touching the blade with bare fingers. The water, sebaceous (oil secretions), and acidic content of the human touch can aid the rusting process. If you do touch the blade, no big deal, just be sure to wipe it down with a clean, dry, soft cloth.

As always, we appreciate your patronage.

Custom and personalized orders

Unfortunately, due to time (and many other constraints) the only custom work we do is through custom black annealing/engraving the blades of swords or the wooden handles of axes. If you are interested in tweaking a weapon already in the catalog, such as changing the color of the leather, adding an adornment, changing the size a bit, etc, we would be happy to help you with that.

Full commission pieces are, sadly, not something we can take on at this time.