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?


Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

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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