In excavated condition, with broad tapering blade with central shallow fuller over its entire length to the point (slightly reshaped) on each side, slightly arched quillons of tapering square section, flat tapering tang, and rounded Brazil-nut pommel.
84.5 cm. blade
The pommel is of Oakeshott Type B and is found on swords that can be dated to circa 1150. Quillons of similar form (Oakeshott Style 1) are found on swords in Viking graves of the 10th century and were referred to by the Vikings as 'Gaddhjalt' (spike-hilt). See Ewart Oakeshott, The Sword In The Age Of Chivalry, 1964, pp. 93 and 113. For similar swords formerly in the Harold Peterson, R.T. Gwynn and Morgan Williams collections, see Ewart Oakeshott, Records Of The Medieval Sword, 1991, p. 41, XA. 6 and p. 54, XI. 1