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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 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.

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Grave ID

Sarre Grave Unk

Object ID

KAS833

Catalogue Number

KAS 833

Material

iron, organics (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; wood, leather, 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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