Iron sword found in, and removed from, a wooden scabbard with bronze and gunmetal fittings (1952,0202.2). The sword is in good condition overall, after conservation, with much of the surface well preserved but the edges of the blade chipped. The sword is 833 mm long; its blade is 697 mm long and 47 mm wide at the top, fairly flat in section, and only a little thickened in the centre. There is very little taper until about 80 mm from the end, when it tapers to a sharp point. The tang is rectangular in section, wide and flat towards the blade, and its top is burred. The shoulders are shaped, almost stepped, but with a different outline on each edge. There is the mark of a straight, or very slightly convex, hilt end (which is not metallic), where the organics of the handle have terminated. Some 74-86 mm from the top of the blade, in the left half of one face, there is a depression that could be interpreted as a pelta-like stamp with a central dot, but X-rays indicate that it is an effect of corrosion.
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