Viking Pattern-Welded Sword

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Arienne King
by Metropolitan Museum of Art
published on 06 March 2021

A 10th Century CE steel sword, likely made in Scandinavia. The high quality of the pattern-welded steel blade, and beautiful decoration on the hilt, indicates that it was owned by a high status warrior. Steel blade, decorated with copper, silver and niello. 95.9 cm (37 3/4 in) x 11 cm (4 5/16 in). Weight: 1021 g (2 lb. 4 oz).(Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art)

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Art, M. M. o. (2021, March 06). Viking Pattern-Welded Sword. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/13567/viking-pattern-welded-sword/

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