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The Cawood sword is regarded as one of the finest Viking swords ever discovered. It is nearly 1,000 years old and is the fifth sword of its type ever to be found and by far the best preserved. It's from the end of the Viking period and beginning of the Medieval and the sword itself reflects this. Yorkshire Museum

The Cawood sword is regarded as one of the finest Viking swords ever discovered. It is nearly 1,000 years old and is the fifth sword of its type ever to be found and by far the best preserved. It's from the end of the Viking period and beginning of the Medieval and the sword itself reflects this. Yorkshire Museum

A new study of grave goods in early Viking-era burials in central Norway revealed many Anglo-Saxon artifacts, such as brooches and swords, suggesting people from the area may have been among the first Vikings to raid the British Isles.

A new study of grave goods in early Viking-era burials in central Norway revealed many Anglo-Saxon artifacts, such as brooches and swords, suggesting people from the area may have been among the first Vikings to raid the British Isles.

These Viking swords were discovered alongside warrior burials in Kilmainham, Dublin. They are now housed in National Museum of Ireland —

These Viking swords were discovered alongside warrior burials in Kilmainham, Dublin. They are now housed in National Museum of Ireland —

Seven Viking Age swords on display in Bergen Museum (numbered 5 to 11 in the display case). The long sword in the middle is a Petersen type C sword found in Sæbø, Hoprekstad, Vik i Sogn municipality, Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway.                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Seven Viking Age swords on display in Bergen Museum (numbered 5 to 11 in the display case). The long sword in the middle is a Petersen type C sword found in Sæbø, Hoprekstad, Vik i Sogn municipality, Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. More

8th century | anglo-saxon Windsor sword-pommel, mid 8th century . Ashmolean Museum No. AN1909 ...

8th century | anglo-saxon Windsor sword-pommel, mid 8th century . Ashmolean Museum No. AN1909 ...

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