20 September 2007
A VIKING SWORD
In excavated condition, with broad blade tapering slightly to a very short point, encased over the majority of its surface in fragments of its wooden scabbard, plain iron hilt comprising short crossguard of oval section, and pommel of matching two-part construction.
30¼in (76.8cm) blade
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The hilt classification is Peterson type H. See Jan Peterson, De Norske Vikingesverd, Oslo, 1919
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