Post by Jack Loomes on Jul 2, 2014 10:29:33 GMT
Editor's Note: Measurements are not currently available for this sword, if you posses verifiable measurements for this sword please contact me. I believe, given the scarcity of swords like this that also have virtually intact hilt decoration, that despite measurements being currently unavailable that the sword nonetheless warrants inclusion in the collection at Sword-Site.
Given that the vast majority of Viking-type swords measuring 30 - 38 inches in length I believe, in the meantime, that we can safely conclude that the sword is between 30 - 36 inches in length.8th/9th Century
See R.E. Mortimer Wheeler, London And The Vikings, London Museum Catalogues: No. 1
, 1927, fig. 13, II and H. Seitz, Blankwaffen, vol. I, 1965, pp. 101-4, pl. III
To see the Wheeler Typology click here: www.sword-site.com/thread/854/wheeler-typology-viking-sword-hilts