Drawing of a sword from Repton
This is a drawing of a Viking Age sword which was found in Grave 511 at Repton where the invading Viking Great Army had their winter camp in 873/4. When it was found, the sword had traces of a wooden scabbard attached to the rusted blade. Analysis showed that the scabbard was lined with fleece and covered in leather. The grip was wooden and covered in a woollen textile.
- circa 850 — 899
- Viking Designs
- cemetery, Derbyshire, drawing, Repton, Scandinavian, sword, Viking, warfare, weapons, Winter_camp
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Drawn by Adam Parsons of Blueaxe Reproductions