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Iron sword with organic remains of scabbard

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posted on 27.10.2021, 15:31 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Sword: length 83.5cm (but tang broken and original length about 89.5cm), width of blade in scabbard 5.5cm. Tip of blade detached, and otherwise in poor condition: fragile and splitting down its length. Substantial scabbard remains much wood with vertical grain and some hairy impressions beneath. Clear impress of lower guard at top of blade.X-ray no. 11: blade pattern welded with at least 3 composite rods, probably in alternate pattern, but details not clear since blade too far gone.X-ray could not be located in 2006-7. – D.H.

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Grave ID

Sarre Grave Unk

Object ID

KAS827

Catalogue Number

KAS 827

Material

iron, organics, wood, skin product (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; wood, hair) (Antiquarian Material; N/A)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

sword scabbard (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; sword scabbard) (Antiquarian Keyword; N/A)

Status

extant

Location

Maidstone Museum

Collection

Kent Archaeological Society

Category ID

sword

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