Blade of mosaic Damascus steel, straight, double-edged, smoothly tapering to the point, with one wide central fuller on both sides. The central part of the blade has a drawing of a whining snake. The blades are welded with a «flaming» pattern of Damascus steel. Ephesus consists of a complex steel pommel, a steel crosshair with lowered ends and a boxwood, oval-shaped handle. The device of the handle is trimmed with gold using the embroidery technique. The handle is decorated with deep carvings with zoomorphic ornaments in the Ringerike style. The device and the shape of the handle correspond to the «Z» type sword according to A.N. Kirpichnikov. A sword with a similar hilt was found in the famous burial «Black Grave» in Chernigov. The scabbard is wooden, covered with black leather. The scabbard device consists of a small figured silver tip. The surface of the arrowhead is decorated with deeply carved Scandinavian designs in the Jelling style. The shape and style of the sword corresponds to the end of the X — the beginning of the XI centuries, at the same time we see not just a historical reconstruction. The authors were not afraid to include in the decor of the handle and scabbard two ornaments of different style. The connecting link between these ornaments is a superbly executed sword blade, the centerpiece of which is a stylized wriggling snake. The snake seemed to come out of the intertwined S-shaped ornament on the handle and continued on its way onto the blade. The Carolingian sword is not only an example of modern weapons art, but also serves as a kind of excursion into the world of the past.
Material: Mosaic Damascus steel, steel, silver, gold, wood (maple), boxwood, leather.
Techniques of execution: Forging, polishing, casting, cutting, carving.
Overall size: 1040 mm
Length without scabbard: 950 mm
Stick length: 167 mm
Blade length: 780 mm
Blade width: 54-45 mm
Blade thickness: 6-4.5 mm
Scabbard length: 873 mm