The 1722 Petit Albert describes in detail how to make a Hand of Glory, as cited from him by Grillot De Givry:
Take the right or left hand of a felon who is hanging from a gibbet beside a highway; wrap it in part of a funeral pall and so wrapped squeeze it well. Then put it into an earthenware vessel with zimat, nitre, salt and long peppers, the whole well powdered. Leave it in this vessel for a fortnight, then take it out and expose it to full sunlight during the dog-days until it becomes quite dry. If the sun is not strong enough put it in an oven with fern and vervain. Next make a kind of candle from the fat of a gibbeted felon, virgin wax, sesame, and ponie, and use the Hand of Glory as a candlestick to hold this candle when lighted, and then those in every place into which you go with this baneful instrument shall remain motionless
The Viking sword has a pattern welded blade with edges of 0.6% carbon steel. The guard and pommel are made of iron and covered with copper and silver inlays. Decorative patterns are carved into silver. The grip is made of salix caprea (willow wood) and moose antler, while the scabbard is also made from willow wood filled with linen/wool. The fittings are made of brass with the strap bridge and decorative panels made of moose antler.