Iron sword with organic remains of scabbard
online resourceposted on 2021-10-27, 15:31 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Sword: length 89cm, width of blade 5.3cm. Top of tang and tip of blade missing (eg. originally nearly 36 inches long). All in one piece, but fragile and flaky. Remains of wood of scabbard in several places, and some traces of leather and hair, but not very clear.X-ray no. 18: pattern welded blade, apparently with 3 composite rods in standard pattern in double assembly.X-ray could not be located in 2006-7. – D.H.