Sword from the Hedeby (Haithabu) boat burial mid 9th Century. The iron fittings (Peterson type K) are completely covered with silver inlay. The engraved panels are seperated with inlaid twisted silver wire, with a pair of heavy twisted silver wires at the join between the upper guard and pommel. The gilded bronze grip ferrules are set into the Elm grip.
Blade length: 30 Inches. Width at shoulder: 2 Inches. Weight: 1100 grams. Balance Point: 4 Inches.