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Iron sword with organic remains of scabbard

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posted on 27.10.2021, 13:26 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Sword: length 77cm, but tip of blade slightly damaged (30 1/2 inches). Width of blade, unusually slim and tapering, max. c. 5cm. Traces of a wooden scabbard with a leather cover and ?sheepskin lining. Impression of guards very evident, width 1cm. Traces of wood and ?leather on grip.X-ray no. 13: pattern welded blade. 2 composite rods in standard pattern.

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Grave ID

Sarre Grave 156

Object ID

KAS831

Catalogue Number

KAS 831

Material

iron, organic (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; wood, sheepskin, leather) (Antiquarian Material; N/A)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

sword (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; sword) (Antiquarian Keyword; sword blade)

Status

extant

Location

Maidstone Museum

Collection

Kent Archaeological Society

Category ID

sword

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