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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Sep 2023 8:52 p.m. PST

"An archaeological excavation in Skälby on the outskirts of Västerås, southeastern Sweden, has uncovered a scramasax (short sword) with its decorated wooden handle so well-preserved it looks like new even though it's more than 1100 years old.


About 16 inches long with its unusually decorative grip intact, the scramasax was discovered in 2021 at the bottom of a well, embedded deep in the mud and the waterlogged clay. The anaerobic environment preserved the wooden handle in pristine condition. It is turned to fit the hand and carved with a central enlaced design. Its style dates it to the Vendel Period between the 7th and 9th centuries A.D…"


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Dn Jackson Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2023 10:59 p.m. PST

That's a beautiful piece!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2023 3:44 p.m. PST

Agree…

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