Iron sword with organic remains of scabbard
online resourceposted 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.