Length of Sword: 34 1/2 inches. Length of hilt: 5 inches.
Condition: The blade preserved completely along its length. Crossbar blade and pommel all belonging and not restored. Tang repaired in the 1930's after excavation with a metal plate, reinforced with iron pins.
Provenance: Excavated in Central Germany in the early 20th Century. Subsequently part of a German Private Collection with original catalogue number, 152. Passed to a Munich private collection in the 1970's - old collection label cataloging the piece as "no. 33 Kreuzfahrer Schwert 12 Jahren" - "Crusader's Sword, 12th Century". Subsequently part of an English private collection.