"Cnut had always claimed that the blade had been forged in a sorcerer's fire that burned colder than ice in the frost caverns of Hel. He said she was a sword of the gods."[1]

Light. Ivory-hilted. Glinting from silver in the blade. No decoration except for "Vlfberht" inscribed at the base of the hilt.

Broken by Serpent-Breath in combat between Uhtred and Eardwulf.[2]


  1. The Empty Throne, chapter 9.
  2. The Empty Throne, chapter 12.