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  • COMPASS Title: Sword from the ship-burial at Sutton Hoo;Sword;Sword

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  • Iron pattern-welded sword-blade, heavily oxidised and restored from fragments.  Pointed tip, and widening nearer grasp. Near the grasp, traces of the shank of the hilt can be seen, with two circular indentations marking the position of the sword-sheath bosses 1939,1010.26 & 27.  Traces of wooden scabbard on blade (1939,1010.95.C); For hilt fittings see 1939,1010.19-25.

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  • Iron pattern-welded sword blade, heavily oxidised; the blade is broad and tapers slightly towards the pointed tip. Near the hilt, two circular indentations mark the position of the two sheath bosses 1939,1010.26-27. Traces of the wooden sheath remain on t