Sunday, June 25, 2006

Don't leave your unique Anglo-Saxon sword in a suitcase until you die...

...or it might end up in a dumpster, as this article in the Telegraph (again thanks to Explorator) demonstrates.

Unfortunately, the article does not say why this sword is unique in construction. Maybe there will be more news forthcoming?

1 comment:

  1. My blog has a link to the BBC article that explains the uniqueness:

    The Medieval "Bling" Factor

    Briefly, the uniqueness is that the sword's blade is composed of six individual strands of carbonised iron micro-welded to bond them together, whereas other, similar swords have had only four strands.

    Jeffery Hodges

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