best sword of all time.  viking swords more than a millenium old using high quality carbon steel although those metalworking techniques would not exist until a thousand years later.  better than damascus steel or the best japanese katanas.  more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulfberht and here: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/secrets-viking-sword.html

best sword of all time.  viking swords more than a millenium old using high quality carbon steel although those metalworking techniques would not exist until a thousand years later.  better than damascus steel or the best japanese katanas.  more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulfberht and here: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/secrets-viking-sword.html

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