A broad blade with nearly parallel edges and shallow fullers extending halfway down the blade. An "S" on one side, and a circle with a cross-potent inlaid in brass on the other. Rounded point. Flattened quillons curving toward the point. Flat disk pommel. Length 109.3 cm. Well preserved with a hairline crack in the blade about 30 cm above the point. The brass marks are made with short, oblong-rectangular chisel strokes done in the style of Passau inlaid marks.
According to Oakeshott this belongs to his XII sword type. See the "S" and cross mark on a sword from circa 1300 in: Ewart Oakeshott, Records of the Medieval Sword, p. 93. Cf. W.M. Schmid, Passauer Waffenwesen, in ZHWK, vol. 8, p. 333. Ada Bruhn Hoffmeyer, Middelalderens Tveaeggede Svaerd, plates IX and X.
Very rare sword type, often illustrated in the Manesse Codex (1305 - 1340), but with very few surviving specimens.