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Sword
Date Made/Found: 900-1100
Material and Medium: Iron , Silver , Copper Alloy
Place Object Found: Nottinghamshire
Department: Archaeology
Accession Number: 1995.196
Two fragments of a Viking sword found in the River Idle, Nottinghamshire. The blade of the sword is pattern welded. Several bars of iron were welded together to make a single bar which was then twisted and beaten flat. The cutting edges were made of two extra bars, welded to either side. This structure made a very strong blade.
Display Location: Weston Park Museum

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