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Sword 1076

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44PG302/EU 2117, F-430,S-III Sword 1076

English Saber: Primarily an officer’s weapon with a light, single-edged blade, plus a basket hilt and a flattened, ovoid pommel seen in late 17th-century examples.  The end section of the blade is missing. It is rare in archaeological collections to find an almost complete sword with the blade, hilt, and pommel all present.

This example was recovered from Jordan’s Journey near Hopewell in Prince George County.

Updated April 11, 2018