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Iron sword, organic remains of scabbard

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posted on 27.10.2021, 15:31 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Fragment of sword tang and upper part of blade, total length 12cm. Clear impression of lower guard, transverse wood grain, width 1.5cm. Substantial remains of scabbard on upper blade, vertical wood grain and hairy impressions beneath. Width of blade about 6cm.X-ray no. 62: Indistinct traces of pattern welding: at least 3 and probably 4 composite rods.Also what may be the tip of the same sword; length 16cm. Same colour scabbard remains: same X-ray no. Indistinct traces of pattern welding.X-ray could not be located in 2006-7. – D.H.

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Grave ID

Sarre Grave Unk

Object ID

KAS938

Catalogue Number

KAS 938

Material

iron, organics (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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