1,500 year old sword found in lake

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by CPP, Oct 4, 2018.

  1. CPP

    CPP Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 8, 2014
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  2. stonproject

    stonproject

    Nov 22, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2018
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  3. AntDog

    AntDog Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    Gotta be 440A...
     
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  4. Sharp Guy

    Sharp Guy Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 6, 2016
  5. Owen K.

    Owen K. Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 9, 2016
    Super cool. I hope they find more!
     
  6. gadunz

    gadunz

    Dec 4, 2012
    Moistened bint.
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  7. b00n

    b00n

    Dec 15, 2016
    Tell her she needs a gold membership before she comes here asking for value. :oops::thumbsup:
     
  8. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Looks like it could be Longclaw, which was Jon Snow's sword, made out of Valyrian steel!

    J/K, it was a cool read and a really cool find by this lucky 8 YO kid :)
     
  9. dkb45

    dkb45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2012
    Excalibur? Did a lady in that lake have the sword?
     
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  10. SW-EDC

    SW-EDC Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 4, 2015
    Well it was fresh water so that aided the preservation I'm sure as well as mud..maybe?
     
  11. 19-3ben

    19-3ben

    Jul 27, 2015
    Probably an awesome natural patina that saved it. Some pre-viking used his sword to slice onions for a big batch of salsa.
     
  12. silvercall

    silvercall

    198
    Aug 2, 2005
    The kid has a cool name, "Saga". Article should read "Saga's Sword" or something...
     
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  13. DocJD

    DocJD

    Jan 29, 2016
    How about :"The Sandy Slimy Salvage Saga of Saga's Swedish Savage Sword !" ? :eek:o_O:p
     
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  14. 80sKid

    80sKid

    87
    Jun 24, 2018
    Wow, crazy story! The only knives I find are made of plastic. With it being ancient, do you think she’s allowed to keep it?
     
  15. Legendary_Jarl

    Legendary_Jarl

    537
    Feb 8, 2010
    From what I've been reading in the last few minutes that sword is from a pre-viking era known as "Vendel Era". Apparently swords from that time were typically pattern welded. So it is most likely a pattern welded iron/steel sword. Iron swords and tools will resist corrotion much better than steel.
     
  16. JokersFaceLifter

    JokersFaceLifter

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    Jan 6, 2016
  17. Roguer

    Roguer

    927
    Jan 5, 2015
    Did it have a Scandi Grind?
     
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  18. hank_rearden

    hank_rearden

    Jun 7, 2002
    All hail Queen Saga!
     
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  19. mfunnell

    mfunnell Gold Member Gold Member

    69
    Dec 6, 2016
    That's the 1st thing I thought of when I read "sword found in lake".

    I guess age happens, and faster than I'd thought.

    ...Mike
     
  20. Rykjeklut

    Rykjeklut Basic Member Basic Member

    May 23, 2018
    It's... 1500 years old.
     

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