An iron sword lacking its tang and the lower part of its blade, with two lengths of iron scabbard corroded onto it. The piece is 543 mm long, with the blade about 530 mm and 32 mm wide at the highest point that it can be measured; it is unlikely to have been more than 35 mm wide at the top. It has a slight median ridge and a marked dent across part of the blade about 210 mm from the top, doubtless caused on discovery (when the central part of the scabbard was lost).
Two lengths of iron scabbard survive, both in poor condition, corroded and with considerable concretions only partly removed during conservation. The surface is well-preserved in places, and the scabbard has a neat, narrow midrib (the upper fragment is corroded and looks more like a median ridge) and narrow raised borders, with front-over-back overlaps. The upper length of scabbard is no more than 116 mm long, including the mouth that is obscured by concretion. It is 37 mm wide at the highest point that it can be measur… (See Merlin record for full description)
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