This image contains a side-by-side comparison between an authentic and reproduction of the Ulfberht sword. Produced by an unknown process for a two-hundred year period, these swords stood far superior in quality to others of the same era. As such, the mystery and prestige of these weapons inspires that held by the blades in the legends of the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings.
Mediaeval Sword - Virtual Museum. Petersen Type L. The appearance of the curved upper and lower (cross) guards of this excavated sword suggest that it represents a Petersen type L sword which has lost its pommel. Because relatively large numbers of swords of this style have been found in Britain and because many decorated examples, including those found elsewhere in Europe, are in the Trewhiddle style, associated with late Ninth Century Anglo-Saxon manuscripts
9-10th (?) century Sigtuna, Sweden. Knife handle. This knife (handle) was found outside a house structure with another decorated knife.
The Saxons were a Germanic tribe that originally occupied the region which today is the North Sea coast of the Netherlands, Germany, and Denmark. Their name is derived from the seax, a distinct knife popularly...