Ice-Spite was a blade belonging to Cnut Longsword.

The Saxon Stories[edit | edit source]

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.

It was broken by Serpent-Breath in combat between Uhtred and Eardwulf.[2]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • According to Wikipedia: "The Ulfberht Swords are about 170 medieval swords found in Europe, dated to the 9th to 11th centuries, with blades inlaid with the inscription +VLFBERH+T or +VLFBERHT+. That word is a Frankish personal name that became the basis of a trademark of sorts, used by multiple bladesmiths for several centuries."

References[edit | edit source]

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