A fine Northern European Viking sword with an Ulfberht blade, 10th century
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Broad, double-edged blade with a slightly rounded point and shallow fullers on both sides. The designation "+ULFBERHT+" inlaid in iron on one side of the base, the opposite side with remnants of an inlaid ornament. The short quillons with vertical fullers on both sides, remnants of silver inlays and silver plating. Broad tang, the pommel forged in two pieces with remnants of the same silver decoration as the quillons. Length 91.5 cm.
Outstanding Viking sword with a blade of the well-known "Ulfberht" type, which is currently attributed to a Franconian workshop in the Rhineland. A very similar blade can be seen in Ewart Oakeshott, Records of the Medieval Sword, fig. 5i.
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