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Michael Harley




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PostPosted: Mon 23 Mar, 2009 12:05 am    Post subject: Single edged viking sword         Reply with quote

I just came across this in Hermann Historica's latest catalouge.
Isn't that a magnificent beast?

"Northern/Eastern Europe, 9th/10th century. Strong single-edged blade with a shallow fuller on each side. Straight quillons and a conical tang with a two-piece riveted pommel. Quillons and pommel with vestiges of fine, inlaid lines of copper and silver. Cleaned unearthed archaeological find. Length 90 cm."

Cheers,
Michael.



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Arne Focke
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Location: near Munich, Germany
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PostPosted: Mon 23 Mar, 2009 1:29 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

At first glance i thought this would be the one from Ian Pierces "Swords of the Viking Age" (p. 40 - 41).
It is very similar in dimensions and design, just the guard is longer and the pommel more decorated.
Just noticed because i am working on something like it at the moment.
I'd like to see some close ups of the blade.

So schön und inhaltsreich der Beruf eines Archäologen ist, so hart ist auch seine Arbeit, die keinen Achtstundentag kennt! (Wolfgang Kimmig in: Die Heuneburg an der oberen Donau, Stuttgart 1983)
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Michael Harley




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PostPosted: Mon 23 Mar, 2009 3:20 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here's the address, they have one of those magnifying tools so you can get in real close if you wish.

http://www.hermann-historica.com/

Lot Nr:3647

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Arne Focke
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PostPosted: Mon 23 Mar, 2009 5:10 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks i forgot about that feature on their site.
If anyone else is interested i attached a little snapshot i made from the site of Hermann Historica.



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So schön und inhaltsreich der Beruf eines Archäologen ist, so hart ist auch seine Arbeit, die keinen Achtstundentag kennt! (Wolfgang Kimmig in: Die Heuneburg an der oberen Donau, Stuttgart 1983)
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