Caroling with a complex cast set of hilt (steel pummel and guard, which have cast bronze decorations on the outside).
The sword artifact was found in the mound near the village of Gnezdovo (considered to be the original Smolensk), and is attributed to the 10th century.
Scabbards with bronze set included
Blade length: 79-80 cm.
Total length of the sword: 96-98 cm.
Guard width: about 9 cm.
Blade width at guard: about 5.5 cm.
Blade thickness at guard: about 5 mm.
Spring tempered steel. Hardening 50 HRC. Polished.
100% Battle ready.There are no weaknesses in the design.The difference from edged weapons
– the lack of sharpening the blade.Blade blunted (edge thickness of 2 mm).