In excavated condition, with slightly curved tapering blade double-edged towards the point, the forte on one side retaining much of its inlaid silver line decoration, quillons of drooping bow-tie form with pointed central langet on one side inlaid with silver line decoration en suite with the blade, and remains of curved tapering tang.
88 cm. blade
Sold for £4,800 inc. premium
Footnotes: For a similar example in the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg see David Nicolle, Medieval Source Book Vol. 2, 1996, p. 110 (illustrated). See also Witold Swietoslawski, Arms And Armour Of The Nomads Of The Great Steppe In The Times Of The Mongol Expansion (12th-14th Centuries), 1999, pl. XI, no. 1