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Help Identifying Viking Age Sword

Josh A Weston

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I found this image on pinterest but the link is bad and I can't find it on google image search either. I would like to know more about this blade. What was the shape, dimensions material etc. I am thinking about making this my winter project and need some info. Any information would be super helpful.




Link: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/559431584943101995/


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I stumbled across this one tonight on the vikverir site...


Museum of Natural History and Archaeology, Trondheim, Norway... Maybe you can contact them for more information.


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Emiliano, looks to me like it was cremated and that built up that nice oxide layer, which was subsequently popped off when it was bent? The prominent global photo of the sword makes it look shinier than it really is I think. Some of the other photos show that central section up close and its a more matte surface but its reflecting light off the bent surface, which looks flat from straight on... still really well preserved

“Then something Tookish woke up inside him, and he wished to go and see the great mountains, and hear the pine-trees and the waterfalls, and explore the caves, and wear a sword instead of a walking-stick.”

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