In excavated condition, with broad double-edged pattern-welded blade slightly waisted towards the point and of slightly hollowed section forming a medial ridge over its entire length on each side, hilt comprising oval guard with upper band showing original copper brazing, flat tapering tang retaining three oval iron shims, and canopy-shaped pommel.
52.2 cm. blade
Sold for £10,800 inc. premium
For a very similar example formerly in the Axel Guttaman Collection see Hermann Historica, Munich, 22 April 2009, lot 46 (Euros 11,600 including premium)